This fun art and craft activity gives children the chance to get creative by making their own lunar landscape and the aliens that could live there. There are lots of opportunities for them to let their imagination run wild and build communication skills when working as a team.
To create a lunar landscape, you will need:
A Gratnells activity tray or similar
Air hardening modelling clay
Ready mix paint
A selection of craft materials. We used sequins, beads, pipe cleaners, gems, shredded paper and cardboard tubes
- Start by lining the activity tray with tin foil so that the landscape can easily be removed from the tray once it is finished with.
- Children can then roll out the air drying clay and press it into the tray to create their moon surface.
- Pressing round objects into the clay will help to create an even surface with craters. The NASA website has photographs of the surface of the moon which can be used for inspiration.
- Sprinkle glitter over the surface.
- Children can then create their own aliens to live on the moon, using either coloured modelling dough, cardboard tubes or air drying clay which can be painted once it is dry. They can stick on a range of different craft materials.
- Use this activity as the basis for telling or writing a story about aliens that live on the moon
- Create their own alien fact file
- Learn about how the Moon orbits the Earth using movement with this fun activity
- Hold a mini debate about whether aliens really exist
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