This Art Project is fun and simple way for kids to explore nebulae.
Kids seem fascinated by anything related to space. Recently, my son became fascinated with stars, planets, and nebulae. As luck would have it, our family was working on our goal to experience Plentiful Living with a Minimalist Approach to Life. I had decided that it was time to purge my craft supplies. My son had decided to do his science project on outer space. These two goals collided and exploded into a beautiful art project.
- Eye Dropper
- Liquid Water Color
- Make sure you have a work space where the children can make their nebula art project without making too big of a mess.
- Have them put white glue on canvas
- Then use a dropper to add water color concentrate on to to the glue.
- Take a tooth pick and swirl. Be careful not to mix the colors together.
- Add glitter and allow to dry.
After the painting was done we went online to discover more about nebulae. Beautiful dust clouds form in space and these make up nebulae. There are different types of nebulae. Did you know that planetary nebulae are made when a star runs out of fuel to burn? What happens next is amazing.
We are fortunate to live near an observatory where we can look through their telescope during their visitor days but if you don’t there are many online resources.
We love NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. You can go through their archive and find pictures for any of your family’s special days or you can peruse the pictures and learn more about astronomy
Learn About Nebulae With Kids Astronomy.
The BBC has more information on Nebulae.
Kid Info has a wealth of resources for discovering more about these beautiful gas clouds.
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