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Delicious Moon Phases

A craft project has never tasted sweeter.

moon phases
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Sometimes we see the moon bright and full. Other times it shrinks to a sliver in just a matter of days.

The moon is actually always there, but some days we can’t see it. The moon gets light from the sun’s reflection. As the moon orbits the Earth each month, we see different amounts of light reflecting. These are called moon phases.

Try this craft to learn about the shape of the moon during different phases.

cookie moon phases


  • 1 Oreo cookie for each moon phase

  • Popsicle stick or other tool for scraping the frosting

What to do:

  1. Slowly twist an Oreo to maximize the amount of frosting on one side when you separate the halves.

  2. Use the Popsicle stick to create the phases of the moon out of the frosting. Use the provided pictures of moon phases as your examples.

  3. Arrange the phases of the moon in order.

  4. Then eat your delicious moons!


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