Day and Night Hanging Décor

Learn about the sky with this revolving day and night décor craft.
Day and Night Hanging Décor craft

Materials

  • Construction paper light blue, dark blue/black)
  • Sketch paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayors or markers
  • Any water-based paint
  • Sponge brush or kitchen sponge
  • Spoons
  • String
  • Glue stick
  • Compass
  • Hole punch

Steps

Step 1 Day and Night Hanging Décor 1. Draw and cut two large identical-sized circles from light blue construction paper and from dark blue/black construction paper.
Step 2 Day and Night Hanging Décor 2. Draw a similar-sized circle on sketch paper. Use it as a guide to draw a crescent moon.
Step 3 Day and Night Hanging Décor 3. Draw a smaller circle on sketch paper for the sun's face.
Step 4 Day and Night Hanging Décor 4. Cut out the crescent moon and the sun.
Step 5 Day and Night Hanging Décor 5. We are going to paint the sun and moon in a special way. Prepare four colors of poster paint on your palette- yellow, orange, blue, and white. Add a little bit of water to each color and mix thoroughly. The paint should be thick but still spreadable.
Step 6 Day and Night Hanging Décor 6. Spoon in some yellow and orange paint onto the center of the circle.
Step 7 Day and Night Hanging Décor 7. Spread the paint using a roller brush or dab with a sponge brush or kitchen sponge. It's okay not to mix the two colors thoroughly- a little bit of uneveness actually creates an interesting effect. Add more yellow and orange paint as needed and continue painting until the whole circle is covered. Set the circle aside to dry.
Step 8 Day and Night Hanging Décor 8. Do the same for the crescent moon. This time use blue and white paint.
Step 9 Day and Night Hanging Décor 9. To make the sun's rays, paint your hand with yellow poster paint and make a handprint on the light blue circle.
Step 10 Day and Night Hanging Décor 10. Make more yellow handprints in a radiating pattern on the light blue circle.
Step 11 Day and Night Hanging Décor 11. Glue the painted circle at the center.
Step 12 Day and Night Hanging Décor 12. Glue the painted crescent moon on the dark blue circle. Be sure to align the moon along one side of the circle.
Step 13 Day and Night Hanging Décor 13. Cut some stars from yellow or gold construction paper. If you need printables, you can print out our star templates. Glue the stars beside the moon.
Step 14 Day and Night Hanging Décor 14. Draw a face on the sun and moon using crayons or markers.
Step 15 Day and Night Hanging Décor 15. Glue the day and night circles back-to-back.
Step 16 Day and Night Hanging Décor 16. Punch a hole at the top. Insert a short piece of string and tie the ends together to make a handle.
Step 17 Day and Night Hanging Décor 17. Hang the décor where it can revolve freely.

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