Painting Pictures of the Universe

 

Starry Night


 

Materials:        Canvas of any size

Black acrylic paint

Glitter/silver/sparkly craft paints

Paintbrushes

Stick on glow in the dark stars

 

Age:  18 months+

 

Objectives:  motor skill development, learning about space

 

Instructions:

 

Have an adult paint the canvas entirely black with the black paint.  Let it dry.  Have your child use the glitter/silver/sparkly paints and paintbrushes to streak or splatter paint across the black canvas (stars/comets in space).  When the paint is dry, have your child stick the glow in the dark stars on the canvas.  Find a wall space for hanging, and you have a star scene without the messy clean up on walls or ceilings!

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