If we have any young painters and fans of outer space in the house, we have an out-of-this-world craft for you. Try out some fun techniques with paint to make a truly awesome painting. PRO TIP: Wear an old shirt or smock to protect your clothing and have fun!
Things you’ll need
- Some white paper
- One sheet of black construction paper
- Craft paint
- Jar lids, various sizes
- Paint brushes, foil, an old toothbrush
- Glue stick
Set up your pallet by choosing all of the colors you’d like to work with. Paint your base colors on your white paper.
-Stamp: Scrunch up some foil and dip it in paint. Stamp on top to get a marble texture.
-Dry Brush: Put some paint on a dry brush or a toothbrush and drag it on top. Leave the lines for a brushed effect.
-Layer: Layering wet on wet paint can create really cool swirls and patterns!
Once you’ve made some amazing paint techniques, set your paper aside to dry.
Stars: You can make a starry sky by dipping an old toothbrush in white paint and gently rubbing the bristles to splatter paint evenly on the black construction paper.
Stars another way: Dip both ends of a pencil in white paint and stamp it on your paper. PRO TIP: You can combine both techniques for lots of depth!
Trace some planets with a pencil using your jar lids as a template.
Cut them out and glue them down on your star background.
Wow! Look at your awesome galaxy! Nice job, everyone.
Enjoying some outer space themes? Check out Carl’s Car Wash and see if Carl can help Sparky clean his spaceship: Sparky’s Spaceship
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