Thursday, 31 January 2013
To the Moon and Back
I'm writing this post as entry to a wonderful competition run by The Mummy Blogger.
My entry to Appliances Online Craft Kids Competition
We've been learning to theme our craft each week, so as my 10 year old son is looking at "science fiction" at school, at home we have followed the same theme.
For my two toddlers, Oliver and Isabella I have simplified the science fiction theme to the moon and stars. They both love singing twinkle twinkle little star, so singing has been part of our craft activity!
With all three children I have made "moon sand". A mix of cornflour, oil and gold glitter. An amazing sensory session, and by mixing in a little extra oil to the mix we found we could mould shapes, not dissimilar to play doh.
Oliver and Isabella also made pictures of the "universe". We used sheets of black foam as our night time sky background, and then they decorated with glue, glitter and foil shapes. The end result was really like looking at the universe in technicolour.
Samuel used gold card for his picture. His was based on "another planet far far away". He cut out shapes and stuck to the card to make aliens, and used the glitter and foil shapes to indicate the planets landscape.
I really enjoyed this craft session with my three children, and we were able to talk lots about the moon and the stars, and with my eldest son the possibilities of life beyond earth.