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Moon Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 20 original moon coloring pages that are all free to download and print! For this series, we illustrated a variety of moons to fit all ages, including simple outlines of the moon for kids, astronauts on the moon, detailed mandala moon pages, Halloween-themed moons, plus many more!

These printables make for great educational classroom activities, an at-home craft project, or a relaxing afternoon art activity for adults. Once completed, the pages can be hung up in class or used for a space project, placemats, posters, and many more creative uses!

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To start coloring these moon pictures, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then freely download or print as many times as you want!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Moon Coloring Pages

The moon doesn’t just fascinate adults, kids love it too! Here are some great craft ideas that can easily be made with finished moon coloring pages:

1. Design a Glow-in-the-Dark Moon Decal

For this easy craft, all you need is sticker paper and glow-in-the-dark markers.

After the moon page is colored with the glowing markers, it should be cut out and glued to a piece of craft adhesive that is cut in the same dimensions.

The decal can be placed anywhere the child wants, such as on the front of a ring binder, inside a book cover, on a toy, or even on the ceiling for a glow-in-the-dark nightlight.

2. Man on the Moon Poster

The “man on the moon” is a fun phrase that’s been used in everything from cartoons to songs. Why not put a man (or woman) on the moon with a finished coloring page?

A second coloring page featuring a person should be used, and the character must be colored and cut out.

Then, once the moon coloring page is finished, glue the character onto the moon and use glitter, pom-poms, felt, or puffy paint to give the finished poster that 3D look.

3. Make the Moon Spring to Life

To make a finished moon coloring page look amazingly real, all that’s necessary is some cardboard, glue, tin foil, and a few coins.

Cut out the colored moon and glue it to stiff cardboard. Next, take a large piece of tinfoil and press it down over coins of various sizes.

Once it’s pulled away, it will look exactly like craters on the moon. Take the foil and cover the coloring page cut out.

Punch a hole in the top and use thread or yarn to hang this shiny moon anywhere.

4. Get Crafty with a Crescent Moon and Stars 

Children can do a fun craft with a crescent moon coloring page simply by adding a star. Cut the finished crescent moon from the coloring page and set the extra paper aside.

Use a cookie cutter or similar object to trace a star on the leftover paper. Cut the star out and laminate both the moon and the star, punching a hole at the top of each one.

Use string to dangle the star from the top of the crescent, and you have an adorable ornament to hang anywhere.

5. Headlights for a Toy Car

If your child has a toy car, whether a small one or one he or she actually rides in, finished moon coloring pages make great headlights!

Gorilla glue works best for this craft because you definitely want the cutouts to stay on the headlights permanently.

To make it extra fun, place a layer of glitter on the finished circles for a sparkly appearance. Wiggle eyes are a good choice, too, if a comical touch is desired.

6. Create a Unique Constellation Wheel

After coloring the moon, make a cut anywhere on it in the shape of a slice of pie, with the widest part at the edge.

Draw a circle of the same size on a piece of construction paper. Draw stars or constellations along the circle’s edge as if they were numbers on a clock. 

With a paper fastener, place the moon over the construction paper and move it clockwise.

As the moon turns, the pie-shaped cutout will reveal the various stars and constellations one by one.

7. Make a Moon Phase Poster

This great classroom or at-home activity is easy and interesting. Have the children work in groups, completing coloring pages featuring the moon’s different phases.

These can be added to a large poster board to create a chart that is both educational and decorative.

Children can take turns drawing stars and constellations in the background to add depth to the poster. Puffy white glue or glitter can also be used to give the poster more dimension.

8. The Cow Jumped Over the Moon

All kids remember the nursery rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon, so why not make him do it?

This fun craft simply requires a pair of scissors and some popsicle sticks. After the moon is colored, the entire page should be laminated with glassine.

A second coloring page featuring a cow should be finished, and the cow cut out.

With popsicle sticks, attach the legs of the cow to the back of the moon coloring page to create the illusion of the cow jumping over the moon!

9. Make an Abstract Solar System

This fun paper craft is suitable for children of all ages. Cut out the colored moon and paste it onto stiff cardboard.

Punch the appropriate number of holes along the bottom edge in the shape of a crescent. 

Take craft pom-poms of different sizes and colors and attach them to the moon with thread using the punched-out holes.

Make this abstract solar system a wind chime by fastening tiny jingle bells to the bottom of the other “planets.”

10. Design Original Moon Ping-Pong Paddles

This craft is easy to make, and the paddles will actually work! Simply color and cut out two moons and laminate them onto a thick piece of corkboard of the same size.

Crazy glue works best for this. The surface on either side should be treated with acrylic spray to preserve the paddles.

They will work just like regular ping-pong paddles, but they will be more fun!

Looking for some more fun activities that have a creepy element to them? Then, be sure to check out our list of Halloween coloring pages, where you will find over 500 free sheets to download and print!

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