By Paper Crafts for Children Blog
How to make and paint great looking planets with school paints. This great idea is from Sarah on the brilliant Paper Crafts for Children Blog.
This is idea for both acrylics and tempera paints.
|Make the Milky Way background with old toothbrush|
When I saw this idea I was a bit suspicious as it looked too effective for the simple steps
I thought it may have taken a long time or many practice runs to achieve this affect. But not so, it really is quite simple. Note that this is my attempt, not a child’s, but it is my first attempt.
Pop your black paper in a box to protect the general surround from paint, or head outside.
Then to make the Milky Way background – splatter some white paint onto a black piece of paper by flicking it on with an old toothbrush
Start off your planets by drawing some circles on your paper and then use a rag or a piece of sponge to drag paint on in a curve. Use one colour from one side and then use a different colour from the other side. The colours will mix up a bit but that just adds to the effect.
|Use one colour from one side and then use a different colour from the other side|
Then put this bit of paper in a box to contain the splatters, and splatter some contrasting colours onto the planets.
Once everything is dry, cut out the planets and arrange them on the Milky Way for a very effective space scene.
|Now you just need a few space crafts or Martians|
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Share and enjoy & have fun.Tony Parker
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