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Creative Time – looking up for the crescent moon
12 June 2020
We are often drawn to a super moon but miss the crescent, especially if we live in a more urban area. After the recent full moon we have a waning moon orbiting us just now – gradually thinning down to a slender crescent in the summery night sky. Thanks to Laura who has sent us inspiration for this activity with her mysterious origami crescent below.
For this activity you could do several things such as draw a moon shape, eclipse or cratery surface, or write a short poem about what the moon stirs in you or about a scene that has struck you. Above we made a really easy origami moon which is fun to follow if you would like to try it!
This is an instruction link to the origami moon Laura made, quite an intricate one which takes time, but captures something special about the graceful and enigmatic qualities of the dreamy celestial body.
Materials which Elaine used:
Sketch book Japanese Paper ~ Moon Sketch pencils ~ Sea, eye, fisherman and fishing line Watercolour pencils ~ Eye colour Watercolour paints ~Fisherman Fineliner pens ~ Eyelash and Fisherman Parcel cardboard ~ backing for fisherman Melted stretched plastic ~ Fishing rod Cotton wool ~ Clouds Stick of Glue ~ Glued the Moon, the drawing of fisherman onto cardboard, the fishing rod and cotton wool.
More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!
It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.