Happy Friday! Do you know what a galaxy is? A galaxy is a group of stars, clouds of gas, and dust particles that move together through the universe. ... They formed soon after the universe began. We live on a planet called Earth that is part of our solar system. But where is our solar system? It’s a small part of the Milky Way Galaxy. This is called our "solar address!"
Time to Paint a Galaxy!
- Cardboard boxes
- White/gray/ yellow/ blue paint
- Adult's help
First, make sure you have a protected space to work! You might want to go outside, as this can get messy!
Get a large piece of cardboard, paint it black and let it fully dry.
Dip your brush in white or gray paint, and tap it on your finger over your paper to create a splatter. Continue to splatter around this area without adding more paint to the brush. This will be the brightest spot in the painting.
With more cardboard about the same size of your paper, make two oval stencils. One stencil should be a little larger than the other. Your ovals can be tilted a bit if you want! Put both stencils on top of the black paper.
Remove the inner stencil and do more splattering. Do about half the amount you did with the center stencil in place. Remove the outer stencil and do a few more splatters!
You've created your own painting of a galaxy! When you look up at the stars at night, just think -- there may be a galaxy that looks just like the one you painted out there somewhere!