I've been really into art projects with the kids lately. We've been pulling out the scissors, the paints, the glue gun. It's basically been Arts and Crafts class this winter. And I love it. I love making things for my home and sharing art with the kids.
I really like all the moon phase crafts out there. I decided to make my own little wall hanging inspired by all the ideas I've been seeing. It's super dreamy, yes? Also: super simple.
-15.5 x 7 inch piece of black felt
-ribbon, string, or twine
-black thread and needle
With a piece of chalk (and any chalk will work-grab a piece from your kids!) and sketch out the moon shapes. The shapes don't need to be perfect!
*Please ignore all the random dogs hairs. The shedding is outta control around here*
Now that you have your moon shapes sketched out, fill them in with your white paint. I used a sponge brush and just dabbed here and there, to give it a moon like texture (that's a thing). You want it to look shadows and craters.
Next, add a few gold details as highlights. I used a small brush and once again just dabbed randomly to my liking.
Finally, add a few dots with your white paint around the edges to look like stars.
Once it dries, fold the top over about half an inch. With a needle and thread (or a hot glue gun), stitch it all the way across, leaving an open pocket. Slip in a dowel and tie a piece of ribbon, string, or twine (I used twine) to the top to make a hanging point.
Hang and enjoy!