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.
- 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
- 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.
- Mix the crushed chalk with glitter and then add gray paint and water.
- Stir the mixture until it is well blended but thick and chunky.
- Paint onto black paper and talk about the moon’s rocky surface with your kids.