To go with the Globe model from the previous post, I’ve made this model paper moon to the same scale. You can download the parts for free at the end of this post. Once complete, to keep the scale accurate, you should stand your moon just a smidge over three metres. (roughly ten feet for those of you using the old system) from the globe.
Note that the the craters on this model moon are only a representation, not an accurate map. Don’t use it to guide you round the moon’s surface.
Print the parts onto thin card (230 gsm / 230 micron). Score the dotted lines then carefully and accurately cut out the parts. Fold up and glue together the two parts of the moon.
Carefully fit the two halves together. This is a lot easier than the same process on the globe!
Fold round and glue together the stand.
Apply a thin layer of glue to the back of the grey tabs.
Fit the stand to a corner of the moon, use the grey marks for alignment.
Apply glue to the tabs at the other end of the stand and complete the moon model by gluing it to the base.
That’s it. Now go and make the globe and stand it three metres from your moon!