In this Watercolor Star Craft we’re using real watercolor paper and tempera paint. It’s super fun to use authentic supplies and feel like a real artist.
My kids have been learning about space, planets and stars for the past week. They’re having a ton of fun and it’s so amazing to see them memorize planets, their order and learn about the outer space. Now, we’re adding stars and constellations to the mix. To make studying fun, I found an adorable book to read along, On the Night of a Shooting Star. The sweet story and illustrations make learning a whole lot of fun. They loved painting the night sky and revealing their stars at the end!
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Materials for Watercolor Star Craft:
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolors (blues, pinks, purples, oranges) We’re using these awesome tempera cakes, which are a great alternative for real watercolors. This paint can be used with so many different crafts.
- Paper plate
- Star stickers
- Cup with water
- The Big Book of Stars and Planets (optional)
- On the Night of a Shooting Star (optional)
- Start by sticking the star stickers over the watercolor paper. Kids can stick the stars randomly over the paper or you can help them find actual star constellations using books (or the internet) to make it more unique!
- Next, place the tempera cakes onto the paper plate and paint the watercolor paper with long strokes from one side to another. Alternate colors to they blend beautifully. Let dry.
- Once the paper is dry, remove the stars off the watercolor paper to reveal white stars!
RELATED: If you’re doing a space study unit, you’ll also love this Watercolor Solar System Craft!
What is my child learning and improving?
- Space, night sky, stars, constellations
- Fine motor skills (holding the paintbrush to paint, sticking and removing star stickers)
- Focus + concentration
- Hand-eye coordination