An incredibly simple painting activity for kids (especially those interested in space!)
The finished picture makes a great piece of artwork for a child’s bedroom.
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I am always looking for simple painting activities for kids – easy enough for a 3 and (almost) 2 year old to do and this was a hit with both my boys. It’s so easy to create something beautiful with liquid watercolors
– they just blend together easily and the colours are really vibrant.
To make a liquid watercolour galaxy, you will need:
- liquid watercolours (we used blue, pink and purple)
- watercolour paper (you don’t have to use this, but it does give a prettier effect and doesn’t go soggy!)
- sparkly or holographic sticker dots/stars
COST: a few quid
AGE: toddlers & young children
TIME: 10 minutes or less (plus time to dry)
How-to make a liquid watercolour galaxy:
- Take a piece of watercolour paper and paint it with 2 or 3 liquid watercolours. Cover the whole paper, leaving no gaps. You could also use some extra water to help the colours mingle (this was Pickle’s favourite bit).
- Leave the paper to dry completely (nap time is perfect for this)!
- Stick lots of sparkly stars and dots on your paper to make a ‘galaxy’. Chops loved peeling the backing paper off and sticking the stars on top of each other.
Older kids could stick their stars/dots to form constellations.
- You could use this to make a birthday card, or frame it and hang it on the wall!
Are your kids interested in astronomy?
Have you done any space-themed crafts together? Do please share below!