Today we tried to make a cute moon craft that I saw over at I Heart Crafty Things. It really is a great idea….but unfortunately Mama messed it up.
The basic idea is to mix flour and white paint to make a textured medium to paint a moon. What I did, and shouldn’t have, was to also add water. Oops!
The process of painting the moon actually went well and Dude did really enjoy it. But when we tried to use a bottlecap to add “craters” it was obvious we’d done something wrong. Ours was just a sticky mess!
I tried to save the project by giving my son a rock to at least add some texture to his moon, and that sorta worked, but again Big.Sticky.Mess.
And as ours dries it continues to look more and more pathetic, complete with rippled, bunched up paper. Yeah, not showing you a picture of that.
But here’s how cute it could have looked if we’d done it right! Don’t you just love that texture? You can hop on over to I Heart Crafty Things for the full tutorial.
In the meantime I’ll just keep reminding myself that it’s process over product that’s really important anyway. And it was a fun process!