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Free Printable Moon Templates

Our free printable Moon Template Printable Outlines come in small, medium, and large and include moon coloring pages.

They are perfect when it comes to studying the moon and its cycle.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our free moon printables and matching craft ideas!

free printable moon templates

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7 Amazing Moon Facts

Here are 7 Moon Facts you probably didn’t know!

  1. The Moon began with an explosive collision.
  2. It used to look much bigger.
  3. Moon dust smells like gunpowder.
  4. Surface temperatures reach boiling point.
  5. Those craters can unlock space history.
  6. You always see the same side of the Moon.
  7. The Moon causes tidal bulges.

A “Giant Impact Hypothesis” states, that an object (labeled ‘Theia’) crashed into Earth and through this collision, our Moon was formed over 4,5 billion years ago.

The Moon used to be closer to Earth and therefore used to look 10 times bigger.

Harrison ‘Jack’ Schmitt from the Apollo 17 mission likened the smell of moon dust to that of gunpowder. Some astronauts even got some ‘lunar hay fever’ from the dust.

The Moon’s temperature can span from 123 Celsius to -233 Celsius since the moon has no protective atmosphere.

With no protection, meteorites are able to hit the moon and craters form on its surface.

It takes the moon to rotate around its axis 27 days. That’s roughly the same as the 27,32 days the Moon needs to orbit Earth.

That’s why you only ever see one face of the Moon. This phenomenon is called “tidal locking”.

The gravitation of the Moon is causing tidal bulges.

Learn more about these and more amazing moon facts for kids here.

Free Moon Template Printables

Our moon outlines come in small, medium, and large.

They are especially popular when it comes to introducing astronomy or learning the letter M.

You will see our free moon template printables can be used in many different ways. They are great for crafting at home, in a classroom, or any other group setting.

We add them to our preschool lesson plan and use them for all kinds of art and craft projects.

Below you can find several moon craft ideas for our templates. Do not forget to check them out!

But before we get started with all these fun moon craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our moon craft projects. Here is a list of supplies you will need for our templates of the moon.

Moon Cut Out Materials

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

10 Easy Moon Template Ideas

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our moon outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following moon craft ideas will inspire you.

Therefore here are 10 Simple Moon Craft Activities to keep you and your children entertained:

  1. Study the Moon Phases
  2. M Is for Moon
  3. Goodnight Story
  4. Moon Coloring Pages
  5. Moon Stencils
  6. DIY Moon Invitation
  7. Moon Garland
  8. DIY Moon Party Decoration
  9. Art Journal Decor
  10. Other Moon Crafts

1. Study the Moon Phases

We already started introducing some interesting facts about the moon above. You can easily add the moon to your preschool lesson plan while starting with astronomy.

While teaching about the moon and its moon phases add a simple moon craft project with your students.

You can also add some educational moon books, which will help your students to get engaged in the subject.

2. M is for Moon

Add our easy moon templates to your preschool alphabet lesson plan. Use them while learning the letter M.

First, print out some upper and lowercase letter M worksheets. Then let your students trace them and make an easy moon craft for the M sound.

Tip: Make sure to study only one letter at a time, so your students can form memories for every letter and memorize them more easily.

free printable moon template

3. Goodnight Story

Are you familiar with the book “Goodnight Moon”? It is a classic children’s book, with quiet poetry of words and gentle lulling illustrations.

It makes the perfect book for the end of the day while reading your children a goodnight story and getting ready to sleep.

4. Moon Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as moon coloring pages. Take our large moon outline printables and turn them into easy moon coloring sheets.

To make it more challenging, you can use the larger moon picture for younger children and the smaller moon printables for older children.

Instead of coloring the moon sheets with markers, they can also try various new painting techniques to make it more interesting.

For example, have they tried Salt Painting yet? It is really fun and will give your moon a great 3d look.

You can find the full salt painting tutorial at the link above. Go check it out!

5. Moon Stencils

Using our moon printouts as stencils is also an easy way to make adorable moon crafts. I recommend using the smaller or medium-sized moon outlines to repurpose them into moon stencils.

Our most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful moon artwork.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here.

I hope you enjoy it. If this isn’t for you, try one of the other 25 Painting Ideas for Kids here.

free printable moon outlines

Did you enjoy our moon template printables? Then try our popular Sun Outlines, Firefly Printables, or Weather Activities next.

6. DIY Moon Invitation

Do you plan a pajama party or moon shine get-together?

Then use our moon templates and turn them into a party invitation.

Simply color our moon outlines with neon markers, spray some glitter on them, and turn them into adorable invitations.

They also make fun greeting cards for your family and friends.

I recommend using our medium moon stencil templates to create your card or invitations.

In case you need a fitting quote for your card, go check out our library of Quotes for every Occasion.

7. Moon Garland

Every party needs a matching garland.

Go make with your children a fun moon garland for your pajama party.

Simply craft away with our simple moon outlines. After you are finished decorating them it is time to cut them out.

Then take a long string and attach your moon cutouts to a string with clear tape.

Tip: Your moon garland will look nicer if you can place them at the same distance from each other.

I also recommend using thicker cardboard paper for this decoration project. Thicker paper will make sure your DIY garland will last longer.

Now all you gotta do is hang it up.

8. DIY Moon Party Decoration

As we already made moon invitations and garlands, it is time to make more party decorations. Our moon outlines also can be used to decorate your walls, windows, doors, or party tables.

Use our moon templates to create table place cards, and turn them into name cards for your party favors, snacks-, or gift boxes.

The possibilities for our moon printables are endless!

free moon printables

9. Art Journal Decore

Our templates of the moon or moon pattern printables will help you design your art journal, scratch book, or photo album.

Craft creative moon shapes and use them as backgrounds, patterns, or focal points in your projects.

10. Other Moon Crafts

If you are still ready for more moon fun, go check out these easy moon craft projects next:

You loved crafting with our easy moon templates but like to learn now how to draw a moon by yourself.
Then go check out this fun moon art tutorial next.

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Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their moon printable outlines? Which was your favorite moon activity?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!