Start a conversation with your kids about the surface of the moon with this craft and activity! Did you know that the “soil”  on the surface of the moon is called regolith. Regolith consists of a fine powder of rock fragments and volcanic glass particles interspersed with larger rocks. Mix together crushed chalk, paint and glitter to make moon rocks paint.

Materials:

  • white chalk (we used a box)
  • gray paint  (we used about a tablespoon)
  • glitter (we used black and silver)
  • water (we used 1/4 a cup)
  • mixing bowl and spoon
  • black paper
  • paint brushes

Instructions

    1. Empty the contents of a box of chalk onto a surface and crush the chalk into a crumbly powder. We did this by placing chalk between wax paper and crushing it with a rolling pin.chalk
    2. Mix the crushed chalk with glitter and then add gray paint and water.Mix paint
    3. Stir the mixture until it is well blended but thick and chunky.
    4. Paint onto black paper and talk about the moon's rocky surface with your kids.Moon Rocks Paint Hero

Caroline Gravino is a PBS Parents resident crafter and has more creative project ideas on her website, Salsa Pie Productions. She also shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube channel.

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