Created by Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Kindergarten Students, Philadelphia, PA
Teacher: Mr. Duffy
Title: We Landed on the Moon!
Theme: Your Night Sky, Astronomy
Materials and techniques: Students used many materials and skills for this project…Materials included black construction paper, white paper, a stencil of a circle, pencils, scissors, glue, black tempera paint, white tempera paint, blue tempera paint, and saran wrap. Students learned not just how to trace, cut, and paste, but also how to paint/create a moon in an unorthodox style.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes, the students learned a great deal through this project and really enjoyed making their individual moons as well.
About: After learning about the moon and our solar system, kindergarten students looked at different images of the moon as well as other planets in our solar system. As a class, we also took the time to discuss the warm and cool colors. Next, the students traced a stencil of a circle with white paper, cut the circle out, and glued it to the center of a piece of black construction paper. Once the circle was dry and secure, students used black, white, and blue tempera paints to create their very own moon. Saran wrap was placed on top of each circle with the paint underneath. Without getting paint on their hands, each student spread the paint out within the circle. Once the paint was spread out, the saran wrap was removed to reveal their very own moons.