Monday, July 15, 2013

Space Picture!


This particular craft was done at our local library.   It was both simple and sticky.

Common Core:  First Grade Science
Earth Science:  Earth in the Universe
1.E.1.1 - 1.E.1.2 :  Recognize the features and patterns of the earth/moon/sun system as observed from Earth. 

- The goal was to discuss, create, and recognize the differences between the earth, moon, and sun!!  This activity will mainly focus on the moon.

  • Materials
    • 1/2 cup of glue
    • Bowl
    • Spoon
    • Glitter glue
    • Shaving cream
    • large popsicle stick
    • Different color crayons (lighter the better)
    • Template of a rocket ship (you can draw this part)
    • A few sequences
    • Glue stick
    • Thick construction paper (You can glue two together)

Mix the above items in a small bowl. 
1/2 cup of glue
1/2 cup of shaving cream
2 Tablespoons of Glitter Glue 
*Mix until it feels and looks thick and puffy!

My little one enjoyed  coloring the rocket ship and drawing the stars.  He was very particular about the overall look of the picture.  Meaning, he wanted everything in a certain spot.

He didn’t really care for the white puffy moon part.

Add a small drop of the mixture on the paper then, attempt to smooth! 
Not very easy!  It's almost like melted cheese.  


(Which did not surprise me.)  My son is definitely a child that does not like his hands dirty.  Once the craft is completed ~ allow to dry and it should glow in the dark. 

Afterwards ~
We discussed the entire project!  My son absolutely loves talking about space ~ especially the sun, moon, and stars!   (Basically, he enjoys talking!)  In addition to the entire subject, we started viewing the moon every night for the purpose of noticing the differences and more!
Have fun!
Feel free to look and print off the Moon Worksheet!
**If you like what you see ~ please leave a review!