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Galactic Art

Galactic Art
Galactic Art
Messiness: High
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
167 Projects

A toothbrush (yes, a toothbrush!) is the secret to these imaginary galaxies. Add your own black holes, planets, rockets, or alien spaceships!

How We Did It

Galactic Art
These two wanted to trace circles around something, so we opted for using cups and glasses instead of a compass.
Galactic Art

They wanted all sorts of stars in their galactic scenes, so we put a bit of paint out for dipping. I showed them how to rub their fingers over the toothbrush bristles, sending little tiny droplets flying over their papers.

Galactic Art

While we waited for the stars to dry, Maddie and our friend made their planets. First they decided on the size, and traced them, and cut them out.

Galactic Art

They painted some,

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put rings around others (it was my job to cut out the 'inner' part of the ring). The rest were marbled or smeared with oil pastels. When the planets were glued into their proper places, the kids added rockets!

Galactic Art

What does your made-up galaxy look like?

Keywords

space painting

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