Galactic Painting

Bring outer space into your home with some paint, construction paper, and an old toothbrush!

  1. Ages: 5 - 13

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Super messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

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  • Step 2

    Use circular objects to trace the outline of planets on your cardstock or construction paper. You can use white or colored paper.

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  • Step 3

    Use the paint to add a pattern for your planet, we are making Saturn! We are using yellow, white and brown for the stripes. No reason to paint in the lines since we’ll cut them out later!

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  • Step 4

    While your paint is drying, use the old toothbrush to flick white paint on the black construction paper to make a starry space background.

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  • Step 5

    Once your planets are dry, cut them out!

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  • Step 6

    Paste your planets onto your background using a glue stick or sticky foam.

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  • Step 7

    Paint on any final touches, like Saturn's rings or a rocket ship!

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  • Step 8

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  • Learn moreMagnifying graphic

    Did you know that Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is 11 times bigger than the earth? Check out our Jupiter Jar video for another fun space themed DIY.

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