Friday, August 18, 2017

Simple Chalk Eclipse Art

Steve and his sister left yesterday for Oregon, where they will meet up with their parents for the solar eclipse. He has been planning this trip for years. To say that Steve likes astronomy would be a gross understatement. Astronomy is as important to him as crafting is to me. Here's a very simple craft that combines both of our loves. It only takes about two minutes, which is about how long Steve will enjoy totality from his viewing spot in Madras, Oregon. Trevor and I will see a partial eclipse (about 75%) from here in the Bay Area.


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Chalk Eclipse Art

Materials:

  • cardstock
  • circle punch
  • black construction paper
  • white chalk

Steps:


Punch a circle from a piece of cardstock. Put the punched circle in the center of the black construction paper. Trace a heavy chalk line around the circle.


While holding the circle in place, use your finger to pull the chalk outward from the circle. (Easy to do, but difficult to photograph!) You can pull the chalk out as little or as much as you want. Older children may want to incorporate prominences, helmet streamers, coronal loops, the diamond ring, or Baily's beads


Remove the circle to reveal your eclipse!


Will you be viewing the eclipse on Monday? Where will you be? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. How exciting for Steve!!!!! And loving that eclipse!! So COOL!!!!!!!!!!

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