Did you ever make a watercolor crayon resist craft as a kid? I remember doing night time cityscapes in school one time and was certain that a space art crayon resist would look great with the same technique. (some links affiliate)
The night sky is fascinating for kids. It’s fun to think about the stars and planets that are there during the day, but only visible at night. We used to love staying up late in the summer to watch meteor showers too.
And if you live in the city, be sure to venture away to the mountains or country now and then to see how much more there is away from all that light pollution.
We once had an exchange student from Japan. She was literally speechless the night we took her out camping and she could actually see the Milky Way!
Because kids love space so much, it’s fun to find space-related art project for them to do.
You just need a few supplies:
Crayons (Crayola works best)
Black watercolor or watered down craft paint
Start by coloring a space scene on the cardstock. Draw stars, planets, shooting stars, rockets, aliens, etc. Color them in completely with the crayons. The more solid the crayon coverage, the better the end result of the space art.
Brush over the whole paper with the black watercolor paint. The waxy crayon won’t absorb the paint and it beads up a little on top.
Pat with a paper towel to clean off paint that beads up on the crayon.
Let dry, and display your beautiful space picture.
I love how Asher’s turned out! Notice how he used a white crayon to make the moon?
I hope you’ll have fun with this Space Art Crayon Resist! To go along with it, you could also make this bright and colorful planet mobile
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Glow in the dark stars
First Big Book of Space
Solar system model