DIY Moon Mirror – Space Activity Tutorial

DIY Moon Mirror

This super simple DIY project is enjoyable to make for kids and adults alike. Your space fanatics will love having this craft displayed when it’s finished. It also makes for an impressive piece to hang in your home! This moon mirror could be a great way to tie together the end of a unit learning about outer space, the phases of the sun and moon, or the solar system.

From start to finish, this project should only take you about 15-20 minutes, depending on how much time you spend perfecting the texture of your moon. It only requires simple materials you likely already have around the house. If you need spackling paste, it is easy to find a jar at your local hardware store. I used the end of an egg to form the crater for my moon mirror, but really any round object such as a marble or ball will also do the trick! I hope you enjoy crafting this spectacular moon mirror.

Materials needed:

Spackling paste (300 ml or 10oz)

White sand (300 ml or 10 oz)

Tan acrylic paint (35 ml or 1 oz)

11.8 cm mirror


An egg (or round marble)

Cotton balls or sponge


Step 1: Put the spackling paste, white sand, and the acrylic paint into a bowl and mix it well until it becomes a thick paste. 

Step 2: On the left side of the mirror, outline the moon shape that you want. 

Step 3: Using the spatula, spread the paste over the moon area. Don’t worry about being too careful here. The moon has texture in real life, so you want the spackle to look perfectly imperfect!

Step 4: Dip the end of an egg or other round object into the spackle to create a crater. Then use your fingers to add even more texture. 

Step 5: With a cotton ball or sponge, stipple over the shape of the moon to texturize it further. Make sure to get the edges as well for a blended look.

Step 6: Let your mirror dry overnight and voila! 

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