The Phases of The Moon
- 15 Minutes
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What You'll Need
1 Assemble your materials
Gather together your pen, plastic, and download and print stencil.
2 Create the Base of your Moons
Start outlining the different circles to create the base shape for each moon phase. At this stage, each circle should be hollow.
3 Fill in the Phases
Next, Doodle all the semi-circles. You should have 8 total. Then, attach the semi-circle at the appropriate angle for each moon phase. When looking at the stencil, the darker shaded portions of the circle will get covered in plastic so attach the semi-circle right where the darker shared area meets the white area.
4 Make the Moons 3D
Using tissue paper, create a ball shape, nestle it into the base, and Doodle on top of the paper to create a dome. After the shape of your moon phase is formed, remove the paper and go back over the dome to fill it in so it looks solid.
5 Your Moons are Ready!
Once you have created each moon you have all 8 phases. Now you can attach them to a piece of paper, or to strings, and label each one with the corresponding phase.