Isn’t this papier mache moon nightlight neat? Six-year-old Emma made it all by herself – with materials and instructions provided by Babbabox. Sadly, the company no longer seems to be in business, but you can still enjoy the craft!
This paper mache moon is lit from the inside with a small battery-powered tea light.
My kids really enjoyed opening this box! In addition to the papier mache moon nightlight, it also had some moon-and-star-themed coloring pages, binoculars with a chart to record the phases of the moon, and a star-themed sun paper project. I had forgotten that the part of sun paper that isn’t exposed to light turns white under water. So cool! Four-year-old Johnny stuck star stickers on the sun paper and set the paper outside for a few minutes. Once we brought it in, removed the stickers, and rinsed it, he had a nice constellation picture!
The box also came with a cute picture book about a star, which Emma really likes, and a star-shaped bottle topper “parent gift” that three-year-old Lily has claimed as her own.
Each project comes with an instruction book, and all the materials you need. Emma was able to read and complete the instructions on her own with very little help:
I had no idea that you could use watered down school glue (equal parts water and glue) to make papier mache, but it worked really well – and this way you don’t have to worry about attracting small animals with your creation!
Emma started off with tiny, neat squares of paper, but soon decided that big strips were the way to go! It makes for a somewhat messy-looking moon (see the top photo), but she likes it and that’s what matters!
Johnny and Lily enjoyed “reading” about the phases of the moon. Those are the (folding) binoculars that Lily is holding, and you can’t see a thing when they are set up like that, but she doesn’t care! The binoculars do work when they are folded correctly!
Babbabox is a monthly subscription box. It is designed for 3-6-year-olds. I felt like the activities in our box were most appropriate for the six-year-old end of the spectrum, although I think most three-year-olds would enjoy doing them with a lot of parental guidance. Emma really liked that she could follow the instructions on her own.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox. The opinions and text are all mine.