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"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Activity: Moon Masks & Sun Masks

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Press a six-inch rubber stamp depicting a stylized moon face onto a paper plate.  Decorate with crayons, sparkles, etc.   Cut out the two large eye holes to insure the wearer's visibility is not impeded.  Staple a large rubber band to the back of the mask and secure to one's face.  As a variation that excites children even more, color the masks with fluorescent crayons and wear the masks under a black light.

This activity is an adaptation of one done by the Adler Planetarium.  The rubber stamp was designed by Patty Shepelak (fabian@traverse.com).

Contributed by Chuck Bueter

GLPA Proceedings, 1999, p. 35.

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