Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Moon Craft Flop

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.

Moon I Heart Crafty Things

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!


  1. I think the picture looks fine, wouldn't have known any different ;) Cute idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh man, I hate it when those craft bloopers happen!! I just got done writing a comment on a blog about how I have so many mess-ups that I've never posted that I should write an entire post dedicated to them just for laughs.

    I figure regardless of if the art turns out perfect or not, it's the time spent with our kids that really matters. And I bet your son had the time of his life making his moon creation! :)

    Thanks for linking to my post! I am continually in awe by all your wonderful ideas and am so happy to have found you here in the blogging World!

  3. It looks like your little one had fun and didn't even know there was a mess up...which is perfect!
    Following you from Saturday blog hop...would love a follow back

  4. Hiya I'm Ellie from A Little of This and a Little of That blog and I found you through the Wild Weekend Blog Hop. I'm now your newest follower. You have a really nice blog. If you get a minute please stop by my blog and follow back. Have a great week!


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