7.13.2012

Over the moon about this craft and treat!

Hey everyone!  Today we wrapped up our Outer Space Week with some fun moon activities that the kids really loved.

First up we did a really fun, simple craft that kids enjoyed.  To get started we whipped up some home-made glow-in-the-dark puffy paint!  All you need to make your own is:
 


1/2 C of glue
1 1/2 C shaving cream
1 T glow in the dark paint




My kids loved dumping everything in the bowl and stirring it all together.  They thought it was SO funny that the paint smelled like their daddy :)

Once the puffy paint was ready to go, I got big pieces of craft paper and let the kids go to town!





They just covered their paper in the puffy paint, and then after they dried for a few hours we cut them into moon-shapes.


 I LOVE how these moons turned out!  When the puffy paint dried it had a really cool texture that simulated the craters and peaks of the moon perfectly.  The COOLEST part though was when we took all our moons into the bathroom and closed the door.  Anything glow-in-the-dark is a big hit at our house!  I would really recommend this craft...it was SO easy, cheap and the kids loved it!

Because Friday is Baking Day at our house we wanted to make a fun treat to go with our craft.  I have to warn you...we attempted a moon cake...my husband says it looks like a soccer ball :)  Even so...my kids did it mostly themselves and they loved their moon/soccer ball cake so that is really all that matters.

To make your own you just need to make a cake mix and pour it in a glass bowl.  Cook it for 4o minutes at 350 degrees and then let cool.  

While it is cooling give your kids baggies with Oreo cookies in them and let them go crazy smashing them to their little hearts content :)


Once they are all done, add the crumbs to a container of cream cheese frosting and frost your cake.  Then take a few chocolate cookies and use them to make craters...and you have your very own Crater Cake!


We got the idea from Family Fun magazine...I think theirs turned out a little bit better ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  We had a really great week learning all about Outer Space...I am excited to see what next week will bring us!

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5 comments:

Brooke

Hi there! I just found your blog, and it's so cute. I teach 5th grade, and that recipe for puffy paint is way cheaper (and cooler because it glows in the dark!) than anything you'd find in the stores. Totally going to use this for our Arts Friday.

Anyway, I'm your newest follower :)

Brooke

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Lindsay

Super cute idea, Tonii! My girls would love making this! And the snack looks so tasty!

Debra

That paint is amazing! My little girl would love making this!
It was so wonderful to meet you the other night!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

So cute Tonii! We are DEFINITELY going to try this out. I loved your fishy snack too. What a fun idea!

Mackenzie

Great idea! My little guys love painting with shaving cream in the bath! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love your great kid-friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/