Outer Space Art Activity

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Updated on Aug 14, 2012

We've taken space exploration to new artistic heights with this creative art project that uses materials found around the house. Your child will be amazed at what happens when he dips colorful chalk in water and draws all over dark paper. Along with exploring colors and drawing, he’ll learn more about outer space and all the exciting things found there. You'll be left with a beautiful painting to decorate your home back on Earth.

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Various colors of chalk
  • Cup of water

What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to research outer space by heading to the local library or going online and all the amazing things found in our universe. From planets to stars to meteors, space is full of awesome formations.
  2. Fill a cup with a bit of water and then dip the end of the chalk into the water and then use it to draw on the dark paper. How does the water change the chalk?
  3. Encourage your child to continue dipping and drawing with his chalk thinking about line and design while working on his outer space creation.
  4. The finished space artwork can be displayed in his room reminding him of all the exciting things found in our universe!

Did you know that the first pictures of Earth as seen from space were taken in 1946? The pictures were taken from a missile launched from the desserts of New Mexico, and the event changed the future of space exploration!

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

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