Magic Make: Make a Moonbow

Can You Sing A Moonbow?

Thank you Daveblog for the lovely photo.This week’s special wonder belongs to Rainbow Belle and it’s very special indeed – it’s a moonbow!

Do you know what that is? It’s a rainbow that comes out at night. (Some people call it a lunar rainbow or a space rainbow.) What’s special about a moonbow is that it’s lit by the light of the moon instead of the sun.

You need good eyesight to see one, because it’s dark, and though they can look white, they’re not – Rainbow Belle puts lots of colour into them! It’s easiest to see one when there’s a bright, full moon that’s low in the sky. It has to be raining, too – or near a waterfall.

Do you know why Rainbow Belle paints moonbows? Because she likes to keep her friend Star Belle company while she’s lighting up the stars in the sky!

Why not make your own beautiful moonbow picture? Here’s how…

Make A Moonbow!

Make a Moonbow

You need:

White paper plate
Tissue paper in 7 colours
Sticky tape
Double-sided sticky tape
Black card

  • Fold your red tissue paper in half along its length and cut a long 3cm-wide strip off the longest edge – you should be cutting several strips off at the same time.
  • Turn your paper plate face down and, keeping the strips together, tape them to the back of the plate.
  • Do the same with your other six colours.
  • Now stick some double-sided sticky tape to the back of the plate, turn it over and stick it to a sheet of black card, to look like the moon. We used the constellation picture we made, so it looked like the night sky!

Or you can dance around with your moonbow instead – the tissue paper makes a lovely streamer! Rainbow Belle had great fun dancing around Bellevue with it, while Butterfly Belle shook her pom-poms!

Hope you have fun! Love from the Magic Belles in Bellevue. xxx

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