This was our moon phases display for last Ramadan. It also served as a sort of count down to Eid.
I used some disposal aluminium pie tins that I usually save for painting projects. Great way to reuse. We added on to the display as the month went by.
From this point forward an adult should be handling the crushed pie tin. Using a kitchen scissors, cut the tin into the appropriate moon phase shape. The edges will be sharp. I chose and empty wall to display and kept them high so that my youngest will not be able to touch the tins.
We also would look out for the moon and snapped pictures of the different phases. This was the clearest shot we took. A waxing gibbous moon.
I downloaded the entire moon phase calendar for Calgary for the whole of Ramadan and added it to the display. This can be found at http://www.almanac.com under Moon & Astronomy for most cities around the world. This helped the children check the phase of the moon for every day. This was helpful as we did not get to see the actual moon everyday.
Below is our display almost to the end of Ramadan.
Click here to see the movie strip moon phases craft we did years ago. I do need to rewrite this!