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22 Out Of This World Space Crafts For Kids

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Buckle up, little astronauts, it’s time to explore outer space!

These creative outer space crafts for kids are a wonderful way to creatively extend your space-themed lessons, but you can make them just for fun as well.

Any kid who loves learning about space will have a blast making these projects.

From simple crafts like marbled planets and pom-pom painted moons for preschoolers, to more advanced crafts like rocket ship origami bookmarks and flying rockets for older kids, you’re going to find the perfect activity for any age.

Many of these fun space crafts are well-suited to the classroom, too, so teachers will want to pin this post to save it for your science lessons on the solar system.

Which space-themed crafts will you start with?

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Simple & Fun Rocket Craft For Kids

Our paper rocket craft is a blast!

It's a great project for kindergarten or elementary-aged kids and is the perfect addition to a space-themed unit study.

Won't a wall full of these colorful paper rockets look great in your classroom? The template makes this easy to do with a group of young kids.

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How To Make Galaxy Slime Without Borax

Mix up a batch of galaxy slime in less than 10 minutes using only four ingredients. This gorgeous, sparkly slime is so much fun to stretch, pull, and squish in your hands. 

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Pom Pom Printed Moon Craft

The pom-pom printing technique on this moon craft makes it look like craters on the surface of the moon.

It looks just the way the moon appears in the sky and in pictures. It's even more beautiful when set against a black background with a few bright stars. 

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Astronaut Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Blast off into a world of fun with this Astronaut Paper Bag Puppet craft! It's a cool and imaginative activity that will transport your little ones straight to the moon. So, put on your crafting helmets, grab your art supplies, and let's rocket into some out-of-this-world fun!

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Outer Space Craft

Your kids will enjoy hours of play with this outer space project complete with a rocket ship and peg doll astronauts.

Peg dolls are wonderful for pretend play and can last for years. This simple craft will soon be one of your kiddo's favorite space activities to enjoy!

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Preschool Space Craft: Marbled Planets Art

Preschoolers will enjoy making marbled planets when learning about the solar system.

This is a wonderful low-mess craft for little ones, and each planet will look slightly different but still stunning.

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Alien Handprint Craft

Speaking of aliens, our alien handprint cards are very popular!

They're perfect for giving to friends on their birthdays or to Dad, Mom, or grandparents as a cute little keepsake. 

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Moon Phases For Kids

Combine a craft and science lesson into one fun activity with this craft depicting the phases of the moon.

It's a great way for kids to learn all the names of the phases the moon goes through, as well as what those phases look like. Keep this on hand for your science lessons year after year.

Moon crafts also make an excellent activity for the science classroom!

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Rocket Ship Name Craft [Free Template]

Get ready for a galactic adventure with this Rocket Ship Name Craft! It's not just a craft, but a fun way to help your little astronauts learn how to spell their names while creating their very own rocket ship.

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DIY Straw Rockets with Free Printable

Make these straw rockets for a fun space-themed competition for the kids.

Print, cut, and color the rocket template, and then follow the instructions to create the straw rockets that are propelled by blowing into a straw. It's an easy space craft the whole family can enjoy - see who can launch theirs the highest!

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Buzz Lightyear Craft For Kids (With Free Template)

Buzz Lightyear is a familiar character from the popular Toy Story movies, but this is a fun craft for an outer space unit as well. He is, after all, the greatest Space Ranger in the galaxy!

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Easy Paper Roll Rocket Craft for Kids

These paper roll rockets are as fun to play with as they are to make. It's a fun way to recycle cardboard tubes from paper towels and toilet paper rolls.

You don't even need any special materials. As long as you have cardboard tubes, colored paper, scissors, and glue, you're all set!

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Build Your Own Solar System with a Melted Pony Bead Suncatcher

Pony bead crafts are fun for crafting bracelets and necklaces, but did you know that melting them gives them a completely different look?

Use melted pony beads to create an entire solar system, and hang them from a dowel or curtain rod. It's such fun choosing the different colors to represent each planet.

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Handprint Rocket Card for Father's Day!

Make this handprint rocket card for Dad on Father's Day or his birthday.

It's also a great everyday activity for a space unit with that extra special touch of including your kids' handprints in the rocket flames. You only need some simple supplies, like construction paper, paint, and glue, to get started!

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Make a Flying Rocket!

You'll be the coolest mom in town when you make these flying rockets with your kids.

The printable template makes the rocket portion easy, and streamers will look like fire shooting out of the bottom of the rocket as you fly it around in the wind.

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Watercolour Planets - Space Themed Art for Kids

Gorgeous watercolor planets are a creative way to learn about and study the planets.

You can make them look realistic or not—it's up to you. The starry background made with a white Sharpie looks stunning.

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Yarn Wrapped Planets {Fine Motor Fridays}

Practice fine motor skills with these yarn-wrapped planets—what a fantastic way to use some yarn scraps if you have them. 

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Awesome Galaxy Chalk Pastel Art Project for Kids

Kids can practice blending chalk pastels to make gorgeous galaxy art.

Study some photos of the galaxy for inspiration, or look at pictures in your favorite books. No two galaxies will look the same!

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DIY Rocket Corner Bookmark | Space Craft for Kids

If you're looking for a 15-minute craft to make with older kids, these rocket corner bookmarks are an excellent choice.

They're perfect for keeping pages in space-themed or sci-fi themed books. The bookmark itself is a basic origami fold, and the rocket is made from the template, so it's simple enough for a wide range of ages.

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Cardboard Space Shuttle Craft (Template Included)

If you've never watched a space shuttle launch, you really should! Even if you can't watch one in person, watching videos is spectacular as well.

You can feel the excitement when the shuttle launches. And once you're done, make one of these cardboard space shuttle crafts to complete your lesson.

A template is included to make it easier. The kids will be delighted flying their shuttles around the house!

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Planet Crafts- Paper Plate Solar System Spiral

​Use a paper plate to create this spiral solar system craft. In addition to the planets, don't forget the sun, our moon, and lots of pretty stars.

Kids of all ages will love this easy craft! Plus, it's a perfect way to learn the names and order of the planets in our solar system.

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Pipe Cleaner Constellations 

Recreate constellations using pipe cleaners and beads. You need to study some constellation cards (or pictures of constellations) to figure out where to place your star-shaped beads and how to shape the pipe cleaners.

This is an easy way to help kids visualize the constellations that aren't always simple to find when looking up at the night sky.

Don’t forget to pin this list of outer space crafts anytime you want to make an out-of-this-world project with the kids!

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45+ Outer Space Crafts for Kids that are Out of This World

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I have explored the internet, far and wide, and collected these 45+ out-of-this-world outer space crafts for kids! Moon crafts, planet crafts, rocket ship crafts, star crafts, and so much more!

Check out these 45+ Space Crafts for Kids!

Keep reading to see how you can create rocket ships and learn about the moon, planets, stars, and more with your little ones.

It’s like having your own UNIVERSity at home !

All while having a blast!

Check out these 45+ Space Crafts for Kids!

Most of these space crafts require basic household supplies, meaning you won’t have to travel far.

Let the space adventure begin!

Below, you’ll find a few sections of space crafts we’ve collect, you can click on any of these links to go directly to those sections.

  • Rocket Ship Crafts
  • Moon Crafts
  • Planet Crafts
  • Star Crafts
  • More Outer Space Crafts

Rocket Ship Crafts for Kids that are Out of This World!

3-2-1 Blast off!! Rocket ship crafts for kids.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to try these simple rocket ship crafts. Three, two, one, blast off to rocket ship fun!

  • Experiment with our balloon rocket ship ! Real rockets can go over 17,500 mph. How far and fast will your balloon rocket go?
  • Design a cardboard roll space rocket ship craft as seen on Our Kid Things. Decorate with paper, paint, or stickers.
  • Create a rocket ship as shown on The Kindergarten Connection. Add tissue paper flames and clothespins. Put small items inside and take imaginary trips into outer space!
  • Practice writing names with this name spaceship found on The Inspired Home. This is a great way to practice shapes. Rectangles, squares, and triangle. Add star stickers in the sky.
  • Expand on the shapes lesson with a shape rocket ship from Stay at Home Educator. Sneak in cutting practice and a Geometry lesson! Open-ended questions are provided to encourage critical thinking. A free printable template is available, or create your own shapes.
  • Make a foil rocket ship as shown on Books and Giggles. Your kids can make a beautiful background with glitter and black paint for this space craft to shine on!
  • Paint a puffy paint rocket shown on Toddler Approved. The puffy paint (from Happy Hooligans) is made of salt, flour, food coloring, and water. Watch it puff up in the microwave!
  • Raise your hand if you want to try a handprint rocket ship like The Inspiration Edit. All you need is some paint, and paper or canvas.
  • Stamp a foot to create a footprint rocket from The Best Ideas for Kids. Add star stickers, pom poms, and paper! That’s one small step for cuteness, and one giant leap for creativity!
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Moon Crafts for Kids that are Mesmerizing!

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Move over, Monday. Moon-day has arrived, and so have these moon crafts! I’m over the moon to share these nine moon crafts and activities with you.

  • Taste your way through the moon phases with the Oreo phases of the moon shown on Science Bob. How many cookies until you are full?
  • Use paper plates to make a glow-in-the-dark puffy paint moon as seen on No Time for Flashcards. The paint is made with glow-in-the-dark glue and shaving cream.
  • Create a textured moon found on I Heart Crafty Things. Pair this with looking at pictures of the moon’s texture.
  • Paint a foil printed moon like the one on A Dab of Glue Will Do. A little handle on the foil stamp is perfect for little hands.
  • Roll out the aluminum foil for this tin foil moon shown on Mombrite. A paper plate as a template and coins make great craters.
  • Decorate a moon button collage as seen on Adventure in a Box. This kids space craft is gorgeous enough to frame! A free template in exchange for an email address is available with the directions. Or print a free moon template , add glue, and decorate with buttons.
  • Experiment with an erupting moon rock found on Learn Play Imagine. Moon dough and vinegar make a fun reaction!
  • Crack open some letter moon rocks as shown on Stir the Wonder. Flour, water, paint, and cotton balls.
  • Practice letters in a moon dust writing tray seen on Stir the Wonder. This moon dust is actually colored salt !
Add a little sensory play after one of these space crafts with this awesome cloud dough for kids !

Planet Crafts for Kids that Love Space!

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Make some space at the table for your kids to enjoy some planet crafts. These are great for teaching kids the order of the planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Sorry, Pluto!

  • Create coffee filter planets from Fun A Day. They include suggested colors for each of the planets.
  • Use a golf ball for a painted planet as seen on Loving Life with Littles. The result is always a surprise with this technique!
  • Try a marbled planet found on I Heart Crafty Things. Shaving cream and paint make the unique designs on these planets.
  • Paint watercolor planets like on Rainy Day Mum. Note: you can substitute with white card-stock and black construction paper.
  • Stamp, brush, layer, and splatter painted planets as described on Super Simple. So many techniques for kids to try in this space craft!
  • Decorate a stained plastic plate suncatcher found on Adventure in a Box.
  • Practice fine motor skills with torn paper planets from 3 Dinosaurs. Construction, scrapbook, or even tissue paper work great!
  • String a yarn wrapped planet found on And Next Comes L. Another great way to practice fine motor skills.
  • Learn about the planets with a paper mache solar system like on Red Ted Art. Fill balloons with small items before sealing to make a pinata!
  • Explore foam planets from It Happens in a Blink. Pipe cleaners are a great addition for rings.
  • Kids can craft another DIY space model from My Home Based Life. A foam cup, skewers, and plates make this model three-dimensional.
  • Paint a fingerprint solar system like Darcy and Brian. A list of suggested colors is included with the directions. Great way to remember the order of the planets.
Check out this extensive list of Earth Day crafts for more space craft fun for kids!

Brilliant Star Crafts for Kids to Shine Bright!

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Twinkle, twinkle little star, oh, how many crafts there are! Be a star in the eyes of your child by trying one or more of these star crafts.

  • Watch shooting stars in a jar ! A great way to introduce information about shooting stars and the concept of density !
  • Play with a star sensory bag like Playground Park Bench. Perfect for all ages! Toddlers love the squishy sensation. And big kids will have fun creating constellations.
  • Bead a pipe cleaner star . All you need are some pipe cleaners and beads with large openings. So simple!
  • Glue together a craft stick star from Powerful Mothering. These would be adorable hung from the ceiling.
  • Create a star suncatcher shown on Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds. This craft is a great way to introduce the space fact to your kids that the sun is actually a star!
  • Paint a thumbprint star found on A Dab of Glue Will Do. This reminds me of all of the tape resist crafts we have tried in the past. I love peeling back the tape to see the end result!
  • Draw a pastel shooting star as seen on Projects with Kids. Chalk pastels on black paper make dazzling stars. So pretty!
  • Twirl around the house with a paper plate star twirler shown on Red Ted Art. Or is it a whirligig? You decide. A paper plate is the main component of this fun craft.
  • Practice letters with letter constellations found on No Time for Flashcards. Perfect for learning about constellations while recognizing letters. Everyone gets a constellation prize! And what kid doesn’t love stickers?
  • Decorate a handprint sun as seen on Darcy and Brian. Paper handprints create rays around a paper plate for this craft.
  • Get creative with a recycled collage sun found on DIY Thought. First, go on a scavenger hunt for all things yellow. Like magazine scraps, flowers, leaves, and more. Then, glue these yellow pieces on to a piece of paper to create a sun.
  • Sew a paper plate sewn sun as seen on I Heart Crafty Things. The yellow and orange pony beads make this sun stand out. Great for fine motor skills!
If your kids love space rockets they’ll love to make some of these Soaring Airplane Crafts too!

More Outer Space Crafts for Kids

More outer space crafts for kids

A space theme can’t be complete without astronauts and telescopes. Check out these last six out-of-this-world space crafts for kids to try at home today.

  • Decorate a space themed wreath found on 3 Dinosaurs. Space themed stickers would make this craft super easy.
  • Play with galaxy dough as seen on Growing a Jeweled Rose. No cooking is required. And it can be played with over and over again if stored in an airtight container!
  • Look at the sky with a DIY telescope shown on Hands On As We Grow. This is a great way to upcycle a plastic bottle.
  • Explore with a DIY astronaut glove box as seen on Gift of Curiosity. A great way to teach little astronauts about glove boxes. And would be great to pair with a sampling of astronaut food!
  • Create an astronaut photo craft shown on Toddler Approved. Kids can hold the space craft to their face and act like an astronaut. Or put a picture of their face behind the plate to display in the house.
  • Practice letters with this A is for astronaut craft from Glued to my Crafts. Popsicle sticks and glue make Awesome, Adventurous Astronauts!
Let Earth’s gravitational pull take you right into this super fun and simple gravity balancing sidekick experiment that will leave you guessing!

Go ahead and venture to outer space with any of these super simple and fun craft ideas for kids!

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18 Amazing Art and Craft Activities to Discover Space

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G ood afternoon, how did you get on with the drawing workshop ? I’d love to see! 

For the rest of today we are going to make some super space crafts! As usual, I have a selection of ideas for you to choose from – just like I would at “real life” Art Camp. We are going to start off with a telescope, and then see what we can find – there could be planets, space shuttles, galaxies, stars, maybe even some flying saucers and aliens! 

Space Crafts

Make a cardboard telescope.

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What better way to start off some space based crafts than with a telescope! I have two ideas, one simple, and one a little more complicated! The first one is from Highlights, and you can find the tutorial here . 

The second tutorial is from Inna’s Creations , and it looks like this: 

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Recycled Rockets - 3 Ideas

Now, we have seen what’s up there, lets make a rocket to blast off up into space and see what else we can find! I have 3 ideas to make cardboard rockets, which one will you pick?

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The first idea is from Kindergarten Connection ,  and uses pegs, cardboard tubes, and a plastic egg – but if you don’t have a plastic egg lying around, try the rounded end of a bottle, or roll cardboard into a cone… 

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These bright and colourful rockets are easy to make, and Mas and Pas has a great tutorial! You could make a whole fleet – what would your space company be called?

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The third idea comes from Lizon , which is a website that is not in English (even google translate can’t work it out), so unless you can decipher the language you won’t be able to read the instructions, BUT, I am sure you can figure out how to make it from the pictures! I love how it has different compartments, which is why I included it! 

Space Rocket Corner Bookmark

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If you like paper crafts or origami, this one is for you! It’s also a craft that has a use, which is great! You could give them as gifts, or keep them for your own reading… Hop over to Artsy Crafty Mom for the how to! 

Star Mobiles

As we zoom up in our rockets, we start to see the stars and planets! Let’s make some mobiles so we can keep that magic at home forever! There’s 3 lovely ideas below: 

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I love this colourful wall hanging from Honey Bear Lane – you can explore the planets of the solar system through this craft, or make it more random. Either way its super pretty! 

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Here is a similar idea from Scratch and Stitch , which is pitched as a baby mobile, but frankly, I think it would look lovely in any room! I love the natural stick frame, and all the different materials for the stars. 

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I can’t find the original credit for this lovely idea! You could make this in small scale, using either of the ideas above as the framework, you could make a criss cross frame to hang the stars from, or just make loads of single strands and pin them to the ceiling! I think the gold thread is what makes this work so well… you cold make the stars from gold cardboard, which is available at most craft stores. 

Constellation Jar Lamps

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While we are sailing through the stars, why not catch a constellation and turn it into a beautiful lamp? I deas 2 Live 4 have a great tutorial… 

Shooting Star Art

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Oh look! A shooting star – let’s make a picture of it! I This chalk idea is lovely, and Projects with Kids has a free star template if you need one.

 All you need is black paper or card, pastels or chalks, and a star shape to draw around! What colour will you make yours? Maybe you could add some glitter too?

Comet Craft

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Was it a shooting star? Or was it a comet?

We made comets at last year’s Art Camp, and they were really fun, and really simple. You need a stick (the type used for kebabs are good, but anything will work), some tin foil, and some ribbon or tissue or crepe paper. Then you can fly your comets around your little universe all day! 

Galaxy Play Dough

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We are zooming off again, far into our fair galaxy now… 

There are lots of “recipes” for galaxy play dough on the interweb, but this one from Made to Be a Momma  is my favourite Use  galaxy play dough to make lots of spacey creations! It’s so pretty; I would love to play with it! Remember play dough is a great material to use to explore 3D Art and ceramics, as well as developing the strength in our hands and our fine motor control. 

What will you make with your galaxy dough?

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Let’s make some pictures of the galaxies… Project with Kids has a lovely post about they made these chalk galaxies, but you could make yours with any kind of materials… Galaxies are wonderful art subjects as they have such interesting colours, shapes and patterns…. 

3D Saturn (or other Planets)

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It’s time to land, what planet would you choose to land on? I’d choose Jupiter or Saturn. Shall we have a go at making one of the planets? I really like this 3D Saturn from Kristen Hewitt. However it does use a polystyrene craft ball, which I realise you probably don’t have at home… 

Perhaps you could use clay, or dough to make some planets, or try paper mâché? 

Paper Plate Flying Saucers

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Woah! Did you see that? I’m sure it was a flying saucer whizzing by! Shall we make one to follow it? 

Check out these paper plate flying saucers from One Time Through ; I know my kids would have hours of fun playing with these! Maybe there are aliens on board… 

Cardboard Aliens

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I definitely saw some aliens on board that flying saucer, did you? What did they look like? 

Use this fun idea from Fun Family Crafts to make your own cardboard aliens! They don’t have to be little green men, they could be any colour you like, and look any way you want them to! 

Layered Cardboard Space Scene

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Phew! What an adventure!! Now it’s time to head back to earth, but when you get there, maybe you could make a layered 3D picture, or a diorama, of your rocket flying around in space, and show some of the things you saw?

Like the picture, use cardboard, paint, tin foil or anything else you have at home! This is a project to harness all your creative skills! Have fun, and I’d love to see what you make !  

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Afternoon Reading

I have a lovely story for you, it is called Star Seeker: A Journey into Outer Space by Theresa Haine and Victor Tavares. The video should start playing at the beginning of the story, but if not it starts at 2 mins, 50 seconds. Enjoy… 

Extra - Music: The Planets by Gustav Holt

Why not enrich your creative time with some classical music? The Planet Suite by Gustav Holt is quite something, and could really help you set the mood for a grand space adventure! Give it a try. It’s free on Spotify, or you can find it on YouTube too. 

Journal Prompts

  • Write or draw about a space adventure 
  • Write a list of your favourite things about space 
  • Practice drawing planets, stars, moons and other space related things… 
  • Design a space company logo to go on your very own rocket! 
  • Draw yourself as an astronaut…

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Hi Katherine – Thanks for including my moon and stars baby mobile in this line-up. I totally agree that it would look great in any room. As soon as my son grows out of his room, I’m putting it up somewhere else in the house. These are all awesome ideas, we’ll be making up one of those paper tube rockets soon 🙂

It’s really is lovely, and it will be a wonderful way to remember those baby days when it’s hanging somewhere else in years to come! Glad you liked the post; my son is keen to make the space rocket too!

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The artist has packed 125 stainless steel sculptures of the moon inside a lunar lander headed into space.

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Jeff Koons, wearing black gloves, smiles while holding dozens of small spheres in front of a spacecraft and an American flag.

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The American artist Jeff Koons watched as a SpaceX rocket carrying 125 of his miniature moon sculptures and other cargo departed from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the early morning on Thursday.

SpaceX estimates that a lunar lander, which was designed by Intuitive Machines and separated from the rocket after takeoff, will reach the moon in about a week if all goes as planned. The lander holds Koons’s artwork and NASA equipment including a stereo camera and radio receiver.

“I grew up listening to President Kennedy speak about going to the moon,” Koons said in an interview before takeoff. “It gave our society a vision and drive that we could believe in ourselves and accomplish things.”

Koons thought his stainless steel sculptures would reach space by the end of 2022, but the project has had several stops and starts, including a setback this week. Scientists had delayed launching the Falcon 9 rocket after they noticed an issue with the methane propellant.

“It happened at the very last minute,” Koons said. As methane was being loaded into the spacecraft, “the temperature was a little higher than they wanted.”

The artist said the project was inspired by his son Sean Koons, who approached him with the idea after seeing a proposal to send artworks to the moon. The project involved the digital arts and technology company NFMoon and the space exploration company 4Space, as well as support from Pace Gallery.

Koons is one of the most recognizable artists in the United States, whose sentimental sculptures have elated and infuriated critics by equal measure. But the art market has consistently backed his efforts. In 2019, his silver bunny sculpture sold for more than $91 million during a Christie’s auction. The 1986 sculpture, fabricated to look like a balloon rabbit, became one of the highest-selling artworks by a contemporary artist.

The artist said that launching his miniature moons was only phase one. Two other components of the project will remain on Earth: a larger version of each sculpture encased in glass that collectors can take home, and a corresponding NFT showing the installation of the lunar landing.

The moons are named after inspiring historical figures. “Leonardo da Vinci, Ada Lovelace, Plato, Billie Holiday,” Koons said, as he listed examples.

Other artists have attempted to conquer space, only to have their artworks disappear into its vastness. Trevor Paglen launched a $1.5 million satellite called “ Orbital Reflector ” in a 2018 collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art. But the project soon fell victim to a government shutdown that prevented engineers from keeping in contact with the satellite.

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Space Art Activities That Will Orbit Toddlers With Joy

I took art classes all throughout school, including on the weekends. I just loved that creative outlet built into my schedule. And now I realize that as an adult I miss it. I miss the challenge, the exploration, the joy of creating something new. It is something that brings so much peace and happiness to my life. My next mission: figuring out how to take more art classes. In the meantime, I will continue to provide these art experiences for my kids, which I also enjoy. Here’s a look at our week of space art activities. 

Space Art Activities with pictures of watercolor planets, puffy paint planets, glue galaxies, and rock planets.

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Glue a Galaxy

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Glue a galaxy space art activity includes swirled circles made from glue and food coloring.

You know it’s gotta be good when your husband asks to do an art project. Especially since his creativity is about as good as I am at gardening. (It’s a known fact that my black thumb has killed a cactus.)

To make a glue galaxy, pour liquid glue into a circular plastic lid. We just used one from a large yogurt container, but coffee can lids or sour cream containers would also work. Then, add 2-3 drops of food coloring. Be sure not to add too much or the swirls will turn into a muddled mess. Finally, use a toothpick to swirl the food coloring around the lid.

As an added bonus, these space art projects clung to our windows for days before they started to dry out. Made for a beautiful suncatcher. 

  • liquid glue
  • food coloring
  • large round lids (I used yogurt lids)

Rock Planets

Space art activities.

Rock planets made from mixing swirling paint markers on round rocks for a space preschool theme.

We love exploring new art materials. This week, we tried out paint pens by making planets out of round rocks! So easy to set up and kept them engaged!

Honestly, engagement is pretty simple when it involves rocks. I am constantly throwing them back outside. And at our last camping trip, they collected shiny crystals (quartz) in bottles. So, anything to deal with rocks is a win in our books!

  • round rocks

Watercolor Planets

Science incorporated into art.

Watercolor planets includes circular paper cutouts with swirled watercolors mixed with salt.

We are still new to the world of liquid watercolors. So when the paint went on so smoothly and so vibrantly, we were in awe. 

Start out by drawing a large circle on watercolor paper using a compass. Then, let the kiddos paint away. If you want to add some cool texture and science to this art activity, give the kids the salt shaker. They were thrilled to be able to do this!

After the planets dried, we observed what happened with the salt. Then, I asked them why they thought it turned lighter in those areas. 

Last, we cut out the planets along the circles I had drawn earlier to make beautiful swirled planets.

  • liquid watercolor paints
  • watercolor paper

Space Directed Drawings

With step-by-step instructions.

Space directed drawings include printouts with step-by-step instructions for how to draw an astronaut and rocket.

I used to incorporate drawing into my third grade classroom whenever possible. I thought it would be fun for all of those doodlers in class. But what I didn’t realize was that many of my students lacked confidence when it came to their artistic abilities. They had never been taught to look for shapes in objects and take it one step at a time. 

When I finally upgraded from an overhead projector to a document camera, I was like Dorothy stepping into the Land of Oz . All we had to do was follow the instructions of the Good Witch (aka me) and we could draw. It was pure Technicolor. 

Breaking drawing up into simple shapes and steps is the Yellow Brick Road of art. Once I could model this to my students, they were thrilled at what they could accomplish. I wish I had something like these Directed Drawings to help them explore drawing on their own when I taught, but I least I have it now to help my kiddos learn how to draw in a simple way.

  • Directed Drawings
  • black marker
  • crayons or colored pencils

Puffy Paint Planets

Process art activity.

Puffy paint planets are circular paper with 3-dimensional paint on top to look like planets.

“That’s impressible.”

Those were the words my little one said after our puffy paint planets dried. We honestly weren’t sure how they were going to turn out as this was our first time making puffy paint. We didn’t expect them to stay, well, so puffy. They have shaving cream in them, which usually dissipates over time. But it worked! Woot!

To make puffy paint, combine equal parts of liquid glue and shaving cream. Then, add a few drops of food coloring and mix it together with popsicle sticks. In fact, my little ones just used the popsicle sticks to paint. 

To make these planets easy to cut out after they dry, just draw a large circle on watercolor paper or card stock first. Have your little ones fill the whole circle with puffy paint, swirling the colors around.  

  • card stock or watercolor paper
  • shaving cream
  • popsicle sticks

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Immersive Spaces: Shaping Profound Experiences Through Architecture and Art

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Immersive spaces are heavily sensorial environments meant to create impactful experiences crafted through intentionally curated architecture, light, imagery, sound, and sometimes even smell. To "immerse" oneself is to be wholly enveloped in a world shaped solely by immediate sensory input. Using digital tools to craft these environments to showcase art , create compelling exhibitions , and feature performance events has become increasingly popular. Evocative experiences like these can offer a respite from the inundation of personalized digital content and foster shared, grounding encounters. The design of these can exist at the intersection of architecture, graphic design , visual art , lighting design , music , and performance . They underscore the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to craft memorable moments. So, what role does architecture play in shaping these?

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Using sensory-stimulating architecture to create powerful experiences is not exactly a new trend. The fresco paintings on medieval churches, mixed with light streaming through their stained glass windows and the smell of incense, were meant to give church-goers feelings of transcendence. Their imagery, combined with ritual and other sensorial aesthetic activations, was intended to curate ethereal religious moments. A contemporary example of immersive design is the Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind . The architecture is designed as a way of storytelling, with rooms meaning to convey coldness, emptiness, absence, and confusion. Tall and narrow rooms with small slivers of skylights induce a sense of confinement. At the same time, areas with slanted floors make you feel unsteady and disoriented.

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New research indicates that these aesthetic encounters created by active spatial engagement have the power to generate impactful instances that can actively alter people's brains. Neuroarts is an emerging psychology field that studies how the arts and aesthetic experiences can change the body, brain, and behavior. At the intersection of arts, science, and technology, their research shows that artistically captivating instances can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Spaces that evoke a sense of grounded presence and encourage an active connection to the environment through feelings of curiosity and awe can create transformative experiences.

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In recent years, immersive spatial encounters facilitated by digital tools have revolutionized how art is perceived, understood, and experienced. Although often criticized by art critics, immersive art rooms, such as " Immersive Van Gogh ," have proven successful in attracting thousands of visitors. In these exhibits, Van Gogh's artworks are animated and projected onto walls, making his work spatial. TeamLab , an interdisciplinary art collective, takes this concept to a new level by creating multisensory experiences using physical environments that actively engage viewers through spatial artwork that responds to sensor-gathered information. Located in Japan, " Sculptures of Dissipative Birds in the Wind " allows visitors to experience data collected about birds flying by. Movement is reflected in real-time, creating artwork that continuously changes. Its transformation of gathered data to graphics projected into the physical environment allows visitors to view and understand the botanical garden in new ways.

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Ideas for immersive event spaces, developed collaboratively across disciplines, have also been recently explored by prominent architecture firms in the past year. Last year, architecture group BIG unveiled a new stage design for the world tour of the Danish band WhoMadeWho. Working in collaboration with flora&faunavisions, EyeMixStudio, and Christopher Mulligan, the design included digital projections on a giant inflatable sphere, responding to the music in real-time and creating an immersive audio-visual experience aligned with the band's music genre. Ricardo Boffill Taller de Arquitectura also recently released the design of a monumental immersive event venue, Utamo . It is planned to be a monumentally tall stone-clad space that would immerse people in the performance through projected visual art augmented by a mix of sensory experiences.

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The proliferation of this type of immersive environment reflects people's desire to share profound, artistic moments. Architects have much to contribute to these environments, and there is also much to learn from them. The popularity of experiential design speaks to the power of compelling architecture and the power of our built surroundings to captivate people. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, architects can harness the potential of engaging spaces to enrich public life and foster meaningful connections. In a world yearning for social infrastructure that nurtures moving artistic instances, architects can play a pivotal role in realizing this vision.

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Art and science have more in common than you might think. Both artists and scientists need to look closely and notice features like shapes, colors and textures to better understand what they’re studying.

Find out more below about the connection between art and science. Then take a quiz see if you can use elements of art to identify features on Earth’s surface.

Now, extend your skills with our newly added Mars quiz! See Step 4 below. 

A striking teal Mississippi River meanders through orange blocks of land in this colorized image from the Landsat 7 satellite

Geologists are scientists who study the materials that make up Earth and other worlds and the processes that formed them. Geologists look closely at shapes, colors and textures to do their jobs. For example, a circular shape on Earth’s surface can be a sign that a meteor once impacted that spot, forming a crater. A straight line might be an earthquake fault. A squiggly line could be a meandering river channel.

Scientists see these features not just from the ground, but also in images taken from space – a process called remote sensing. These images are taken with special instruments from high above Earth or sometimes by robots on the surface of other worlds. They reveal information we may not be able to see from the ground.

About the image: Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields and pastures surround the graceful swirls and whorls of the Mississippi River in this colorized image taken by the Landsat 7 Earth satellite in 2003. Image credit: USGS/NASA/Landsat 7

A visual guide to the elements of art and their geology matches

The elements of art are what artists use to understand visual information. They can also help us understand the geology of Earth and other planetary bodies, including moons and asteroids!

Review this list of the elements of art and their geology matches to help you with the quiz in Step 3.

Elements of Art and Their Geology Matches

  • Circle – On images of planets, circles are often a sign of an impact feature, also known as a crater. The size, shape, ejecta blanket (stuff blasted out, or ejected, by the impact) and number of craters give important clues about the history of a planetary body. While all bodies in the solar system have been impacted many times in their history, you can see more craters on the Moon than on Earth. Can you guess why this is?
  • Blobs – Organic shapes, also called blobs, can be interpreted in two ways. Many times, blobs are a sign of volcanic processes and lava flows. Blobby shapes can also indicate existing bodies of liquid, like rivers and seas, ancient bodies of liquid that left dried imprints, or chunks of sea ice on Earth.
  • Straight lines – When you see straight lines on a planetary body, it’s usually a sign of tectonic activity (earthquakes on our planet), including faults, ridges, cracks and mountains.
  • Squiggly lines – Squiggly lines on the surface often tell us that forces of erosion are at work, from things like liquid and wind. For Earth, think of sand dunes or ripples in a lake.
  • Color – Scientists often add exaggerated or special colors to images taken by spacecraft to highlight differences that the human eye cannot see. These colors might show variations in the shape of the land, what it’s made up of, or even differences in gravity. Visible light is the only portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans can see with their eyes. But there’s a lot more to see in infrared, radio waves, X-rays, ultraviolet light and more. So scientists also look at images of planetary bodies in these other wavelengths of light. Spacecraft have special instruments and cameras that can capture these images.
  • Value – Value is the contrast of light and dark. In science, this is called albedo and it’s the measure of how reflective a surface is. Think of snow vs. dirt. Which reflects more light? Texture – We can’t feel textures on images, but we can imagine what they might feel like by looking at them. This is called implied texture. Images of Earth and other worlds are filled with these textures, which provide clues about the geologic processes that took place over their lifetimes.
  • Texture – We can’t feel textures on images, but we can imagine what they might feel like by looking at them. This is called implied texture. Images of Earth and other worlds are filled with these textures, which provide clues about the geologic processes that took place over their lifetimes.

This satellite image of the intricate branches of the Lena River in Russia is an explosion of colors

Take the quiz below to see if you can use the elements of art listed above to identify features on Earth’s surface.

After you finish the quiz, click "Submit" and then "View Accuracy" to get a record of how many questions you got right. You can also play again!

Dunes stretch out across the center of a jagged, rocky crater shown in tan in orange with spots of blue and purple.

Now, take your skills even farther – all the way to Mars! Can you use the elements of art to identify the geologic features in these sets of Mars images or Earth and Mars images?

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Attention President Skroob, Moon Phases — an art project from the maker of shiny balloon animals, comprised of 125 miniature Moon sculptures within a transparent cube — is headed to the Moon as a payload aboard Intuitive Machines Nova-C “Odysseus” lander , which was launched by SpaceX this morning.

The lunar surface will become the new home immortalizing Koons’ piece if Odysseus successfully lands on February 22nd.

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Meow Wolf Houston: Immersive art experience enlists Houston artists for Fifth Ward space

Meow Wolf Houston  took another step toward its grand opening this week by introducing the artists selected to contribute to the immersive art space. The project — the fifth space under the Meow Wolf banner since its beginnings in 2008 — will feature work by some out-of-town Meow Wolf contributors, but the roster, assembled with input by artist liaison and Houston native GONZO247 , boasts numerous local talents.

Among the locals contributing to Meow Wolf Houston will be artist/activist Kill Joy , a West Texas native and Houston resident who has created murals for Metro's Kashmere bus operating facility and Trebly Park. She was also chosen to create a public art piece for the new Montrose Library.

Dan Havel and Dean Ruck's Havel Ruck Projects, which have turned abandoned structures around the city into artworks, will also contribute. As will Patrick Renner, whose "Funnel Tunnel" was a longtime source of joy for those driving up Montrose just south of West Gray. In addition to operating the Burning Bones Press, Carlos Hernandez's art can be found when folks take out pizza from Pink's.

Meow Wolf CEO Jose Tolosa says Fifth Ward was chosen because “we share a lot of the same views of the world and values.”

He says the hope is the space “contributes to the cultural fabric of the city and to make Meow Wolf yours.”

Meow Wolf Houston also looked for artists connected to the neighborhood where it sunk its roots. El Franco Lee II describes his work as "Urban Mannerist Pop Art." Houston's art and culture permeates every inch of his work, which frequently honors notable Houstonians, such as DJ Screw and J.R. Richard. His epic "DJ Screw in Heaven 2" was a crucial local component of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's exhibition of "The Dirty South" in 2021-22.

El Franco Lee II plans a large mural but couldn’t reveal more details. As a Fifth Ward native, he says he’s thrilled at the idea of having a multiartist space in his neighborhood. 

“I love the idea of grassroots art in this area,” he says. “There hasn’t been anything like this, a big group exhibition, since the DeLuxe Show,” referring to the legendary 1971 exhibition at the DeLuxe Theater that showcased Black artists.

Meow Wolf Houston will be the fifth space started by the company. Its origin story is heartening: Fifteen years ago, during a global financial crisis, a group of artists in Santa Fe, N.M., banded together to open "House of Eternal Return," a large-scale art installation that also served as a concert and events space. As an inclusive and family-friendly art space, the flagship Meow Wolf grew into a destination within a destination city. A second Meow Wolf opened in Las Vegas in 2021, followed later that year by a third in Denver. In the summer of 2022, Meow Wolf announced plans for two Texas locations: Grapevine, which opened last year, and Houston. 

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A specific Houston open date has not yet been announced, but the company says it will be 2024.

Meow Wolf Houston will be neighbors with St. Arnold Brewing Co., the craft beer maker that launched 30 years ago and moved into Fifth Ward in 2010. The 32,000-square-foot industrial space will anchor a planned mixed-use development, including artist studios, galleries, office spaces, restaurants, event spaces and entertainment venues. The lot contains multiple buildings, the oldest dating back to 1917.

Those overseeing Meow Wolf Houston have tried to combine the forward-thinking use of the space with a reverence for the neighborhood's history, which was sliced up by the construction of Interstate 10. Kill Joy says her piece, “Laughing River,” is inspired by Herman Hesse’s "Siddhartha” and Houston’s history as an energy hub. “It’s a piece about the world that gets rebuilt after the destruction caused by the toxicity and pollution,” she says.

Other efforts are underway to honor Fifth Ward's storied history. The path from Meow Wolf Houston to the city's Fruits of Fifth Ward mosaic — which honors Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland, Lightnin' Hopkins , Illinois Jacquet, George Foreman, Joe Sample and other notable residents — is abruptly blocked by a nest of blacktop from Interstates 10 and 69 and their many on- and off-ramps. 

But the Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District has assertively fought to preserve the history that was paved over and nearly forgotten. A renovation of the storied DeLuxe Theater was completed in 2014. Late last year, Harrison Guy — a dancer, choreographer and director of Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District — began collecting artifacts related to the neighborhood's past for a future Fifth Ward music museum.

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“A lot of people in Houston have never been to these ‘other’ sides of Houston,” says GONZO247. “They stay in their neighborhood and haven’t been to Fifth Ward or East End. Hopefully, this will be a gateway for people to explore the neighborhood.”

Artists contributing to Meow Wolf Houston include: Adela Andea, Afsaneh Aayani, Anamarietta, Angel Oloshove, Ann Wood, Bill Davenport, Brieyh'leai Simmons, Carlos Hernandez, Cassie McQuater, Corinne Loperfido, Daniel Anguilu, Dawn Okoro, DUAL, El Franco Lee II, Emily Link, Falon Mihalic, Fat Tony, Havel Ruck Projects, Input Output, Jasmine Zelaya, Jessica Rice, Kill Joy, Lea Anderson, Leticia Ernestina Gomez, Loc Huynh, Mai Le, Millicent Alvarado, Nela Garzón, Neon Thrash, ODAE, Patrick Renner, Peter Dat Ton, Pro Ghost, Royal Sumikat, Scott Tarbox, Shokka, Smitty Regula, Taylor Cleveland, Thomas Tran, Trenton Doyle Hancock and XZZX

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From telescopes to galaxy jars to moon and sun paper plate crafts, there are lots of galactic themed crafts for your child to have a go at.

Space Crafts for Kids to Make

#1. make a telescope.

This easy Make a Telescope craft from Highlights.com uses cardboard rolls and your child will have fun making and then using it. Head out after dusk to spot things in the sky, stars, airplanes, satellites — maybe even a shooting star!

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#2. Toilet Roll Space Rocket

We love this toilet roll craft rocket created by Michelle McInerney aka MollyMoo for Kidsactivities . It’s made with no paint, no mess, takes less than 10 minutes to put together and is then ready to take to the skies in a playroom near you.

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#3. Straw Rockets

Make these fun straw rockets, you’ll find instructions and a free template for printing on Buggyandbuddy.com . This activity makes a great science exploration and is perfect for the classroom. Kids can compare how different angles of the straw affect the distance the rocket travels or how adding fins or folding the rocket in different ways can affect its flight.

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#4. Galaxy Jar

Isn’t this Galaxy Jar from MomDot.com lovely? It’s easy to make and is a perfect sensory bottle or calm down jar craft that kids and adults alike will love.

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#5. Spaceship Port Hole

Make this cute spaceship porthole craft from Funfamilycrafts.com using a paper plate, aluminum foil, some leftover foam, pipe cleaners and your imagination for what’s outside the spaceship!

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#6. Constellation Jar Lamp

This DIY Constellation Jar lamp is easy to make and uses inexpensive materials. Find step by step instructions on Ideas2live4 . It would also be a great idea as a nightlight to help kids to get to sleep.

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#7. Space Shuttle Craft for Kids

Transform a paper towel roll into your very own rocket ship. Pinkstripeysocks.com talks you through the project and includes a free printable template for the space shuttle parts that you will need to go with the paper towel roll.

Space Shuttle Craft

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#8. Puffy Paint Moon

Have fun making a moon with puffy paint, like this one from Creative Family Fun for Rainydaymum . You’ll need some shaving cream and glue and marbles!

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#9. Moon Button Collage

Isn’t this moon button collage from Adventure in a box stunning? We love it and it’s so easy to put together that even young children can help make this craft. Just follow their instructions printing out the template and you’ll obviously need plenty of buttons!

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#10. Stained Glass Earth Suncatchers

These stained glass Earth suncatchers from Crafts On Sea are lovely. You’ll find the instructions for how to make them, you just need card, contact paper and cellophane.

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#11. Star Art

This Star art project from Mess for Less is a great one for fine motor skills. There’s a free star template you can print to use and then give your child paint and qtips to make dots with.

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#12. Handprint Rocket Ship

Isn’t this a cool idea? Use a handprint to make the body of your rocket ship and then add details on like the wings and booster jets. Or for a different version use a footprint for the rocket body.

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Images found on Pinterest handprint and footprint

#13. Galaxy Play Dough

Galaxy playdough is really easy to make and so fun. It is super smooth, ultra sparkly, and REALLY stretchy. Recipe and instructions on Growing a Jeweled Rose .

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#14. Name Rocket

I absolutely love this idea, your child’s name as the rocket stuck onto construction paper and decorated with stars and glitter. It would make a lovely personalised artwork for their room too.

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#15. Orbiting Planets

This is a cool space craft project for kids, orbiting planets from Busy Bee Kids Crafts , and a great way for kids to learn the planets in our solar system. It uses construction paper and a paper fastener. There’s a free template to print the planets that can be coloured in and stuck to your orbiting wheel.

 orbiting planets

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#16. Astronaut Glove Box

What a fabulously fun idea from Giftofcuriosity.com to make a DIY astronaut glove box   which lets kids pretend to be astronauts studying moon rocks.

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#17. Plastic Lid Solar System

Create a solar system of recycled plastic lid planets, a fun recycled material craft that also teaches kids about our solar system. You’ll find the instructions on Still Playing School .

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Image courtesy of Still Playing School

You can listen to the Planets song while you are making it too!

#18. Paper Plate Star Twirler

I love this paper plate start twirler from Red Ted Art . It’s a great space themed craft for a child to make and lovely to hang from a ceiling then. You could use planets instead of the stars.

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#19. Paper Mache Planets

Aren’t these paper mache planets cool? You’ll find the paper mache paste recipe and instructions here . NB you will need a couple of days to make this as you have to allow the paper mache to dry and then the paint to dry.

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#20. Moon and Sun Paper Plate Craft

This paper plate Moon and Sun craft from Krokotak is so simple yet fun for kids to make and paint. Instruction on the video:

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40+ Outer Space Crafts For Kids To Make

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Make learning about the planets, galaxies, and stars much more interesting with these outer space craft ideas. Children have a curious mind, and it is important to cater to their curiosity.

Kids always have so many questions about the stars, galaxies, and outer space. You can make their learning lessons fun and easy with these space art crafts.

Fun space crafts ideas are the best way to let your younger ones explore outer space. So let’s delve into this list of cool space crafts ideas and see what your kid picks up. They will have a gala time with these easy space crafts. And the best part about crafting is that it polishes the cognitive skills, so it is a win-win.

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1. Constellation Space Craft

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This dark mighty space craft is just too good. I love how educative this craft idea is – a perfect space project for kids to teach them about stars and constellations. It is inspired by the night sky and bright colors, capturing the beauty of a starry night. You will need basic art supplies for this one, and it is simple enough to add to the list of preschool space crafts.

2. Paper Roll Rocket

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Who doesn’t like rockets and space theme crafts? Space crafts are interesting but I love this one; it is super easy and colorful. If you have some empty tissue paper rolls lying around, then this is the sign that you should indulge create some outer space rocket crafts. This is one of the simplest outer space crafts for preschool.

3. Simple Rocket Space Art for Kids

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Finding some simple space crafts for preschoolers can be challenging. But here we have another brilliant rocket which is not just simple but also super cool. This space craft uses plastic eggs from Easter, toilet paper roll, and some other readily available craft supplies. 

4. Planets Outer Space Craft

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Look how colorful these planet crafts for toddlers turned out! I just love how easy and fun this one looks. Your little one will enjoy coloring these planets and adding glitter glue. And the best thing is that this space craft idea requires minimum parental supervision.

5. How To Make a DIY Planet?

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This is one of those brilliant and unique space craft ideas that your kids will love instantly. All you need for this unique space craft are 4-inch foam balls, CDs, hot glue, some paint, and paintbrushes. It is a super easy space art project for elementary students that will let them explore their creative minds.

6. Galaxy Playdough

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I don’t know even one kid who doesn’t like getting creative with playdough. Playdough space crafts are perfect space projects for kindergarten kids. My niece loved recreating this craft idea. She had so much fun sticking the twinkling stars. Go ahead and let your kids have a fun time with this craft idea.

7. Cardboard Aliens

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Make these cute cardboard aliens with some colored papers and googly eyes. These are perfect space crafts for older kids. They are easy, colorful, and super cool. If your kids are always curious about the existence of aliens, then this one is just for them. These are aliens, so there is nothing like too much; let your little ones unleash their creative minds. These are also good for decking up your house on a Halloween night.

Check out some more fantabulous Halloween craft ideas here- 15 Halloween Crafts For A Boo-tiful Decor .

8. Space Craft Wall Hanging

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How about a handmade nerdy space craft wall hanging for your kid’s room? There is always that one empty wall that needs a little touch of creativity. And this one here serves the purpose. This craft idea is colorful and fun. Your kids will love this innovative addition to their room. Here are some sophisticated wall hangings that you can put up in your common area – 17+ Macrame Wall Hangings and Patterns .

9. Handprint Rocket

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This handprint space rocket is the perfect kind of preschool space craft. This space craft uses the minimum and basic supplies and allows your kids to get creative and innovative. And I love the colors; kids always tend to get more experimental and creative with colors. So wait and see what your kids do with their handprint rocket!

10. Rocket Corner Bookmark

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Bookmarks are nothing less than basic school supplies. And what is better than having some handmade crazy-looking corner bookmarks?! All you need for this one are craft papers, a pencil, scissors, and craft glue.

11. DIY Galaxy Jars

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This one is a brilliant space craft idea for kids, teens, or anyone who loves glitters. As a kid, I have always found galaxy globes and jars fancy stuff. But this one here is such a simple DIY galaxy jar that you have to give it a try. All you need to do is layer cotton balls, acrylic paint, water, and glitters to make your galaxy jar!

12. Space-themed Wreath

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Kids love space arts and crafts ideas; they are fun, interesting, and super cool. Look at these space-themed wreaths, they are perfect for decorating the doors. These are amazing substitutes for the usual flower wreaths for this Homecoming. You too can make a few of these with some paper plates, paints, and some basic supplies.

Check out some more interesting paper plate craft ideas- 20 Super Fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids in 2021 .

13. Constellation Cards

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It is always interesting to look at the stars and guess the constellations. These outer space crafts are the best way of teaching your kids the names of all the famous constellations. You can even get your kids to make their constellations. These are also amazing handmade greeting card ideas for this Christmas.

Here are some more beautiful handmade Christmas card ideas for you to try- 11+ Best Handmade Christmas Cards Ideas For 2020 .

14. Spaceship Alien Craft

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This one is a multipurpose craft idea. You can get your toddlers to make a few of these space crafts for a fun time; you can even use these as fun bookmarks! You just need popsicle sticks, craft papers, scissors, glue, and a pencil for this fun space craft.

15. Chalk Pastel Art

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This one reminds me of the Milky Way! It looks so beautiful and dream-like. This one can be a fun school project. All you will need are black paper, chalk pastel colors, Q-tips, and a pencil.

16. Solar System Necklace

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Fancy a unique necklace? Then you are in for a treat! This solar system necklace is a great way to teach your kids the names of all the planets in the solar system. And the best part is your kids can even wear their own craftwork. You will need assorted wooden beads, acrylic paint, wooden skewers, chain, and paintbrushes for this one.

17. Solar System Craft for Kids

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Kids are always enthusiastic about space and planets. For instance, this is an excellent science project for kids. It is not just fun but also can be an interesting way to educate them about the solar system.

18. DIY Galaxy Painting

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This craft idea is simply an out-of-the-world kind of galaxy painting! Your kids will love this colorful space craft idea. It is easy and super colorful. You will need wooden embroidery hoops, wax paper, paint, and paintbrushes for this one.

19. Candy Constellation Game

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With just a few basic supplies you can make this edible space craft! This game is classic! It can be a little tricky to get this one right. But this craft idea is perfect for older kids. And to be honest, even I would love to play this game!

20. Paper Plate UFO

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Kids or adults, we all are fazed by the mystery of UFOs. This space craft idea is simply mind-blowing. It can be a great space craft for preschoolers with a little parental supervision. I just love how cute this one looks, especially the green alien.

21. Crayon Resist Space Art

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I love how this one turned out. It is simple, crafty, and super cute! This one has an easy tutorial with pictures making it easy for kids to follow. With just a few steps your kids can recreate this space craft.

22. Alphabet Puzzle

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This one is a simple and fun activity. It is perfect for preschoolers. Make learning alphabets fun with this puzzle game. You will need printables, wide craft sticks, glue, and scissors for this one.

23. Foil-printed Moon Craft

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Space craft can’t get any easier than this one! It is perfect for toddlers. This one is a non-conventional painting style where you don’t need paintbrushes! All you need to do is make a stamp out of foil and use that to paint the moon. How amazing is that?!

24. Sparkly Galaxy Playdough

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Kids love playdough and colors. And this craft idea has both! I just love the colors that have blended to create a space-like scene. You will need flour, water, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, food coloring, glitter, confetti, and this easy tutorial, to accomplish this outer space project.

25. Paper Plate Magnet Maze

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This paper plate magnet maze is a great way to keep the kids occupied. And the best thing about this craft idea is that your kids can even play with it. You will need a paper plate, compass, pencils, markers, dowel, glue, and magnet buttons for this one.

26. Astronauts for Space Week

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How about some crazy astronauts for decking up the walls? Your kids will love these astronauts suddenly occupying their room. This one is a simple and easy space craft for kids that requires basic art supplies. With this easy tutorial, you can make a few of these in under an hour.

27. Galaxy Glitter Jars

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If you are a fan of mason jar craft ideas, then this one is just the right one for you. Making this beautiful glitter jar is an easy, simple, and creative activity for the kids. It only needs mason jars, glitter, water, and glue. This craft idea is therapeutic!

Here are some more mason jar craft ideas that you can try out 20+ Cute Mason Jar Crafts For Kids That Are Too Cool .

28. Moon Craft

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Look how mighty this moon craft turned out! I just love those yellow stars hanging from the moon. This craft idea is so aesthetically pleasing. With just some time and patience, your toddlers can make their crafty moon with yellow stars.

29. Galaxy Painting

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(Image by tutorial by artsymomma )

I am often cornered by my niece and her curious mind. She will ask me all about stars. So when I came across this one, I had to give it a try. I love how abstract this painting looks. It is perfect for anyone who is mesmerized by the beauty of this. I got my niece to do the painting with the splatter technique and then I helped her make her favorite constellations with sequins.

30. Outer Space Shuttles

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I love how easy these outer space shuttles turned out. They are super easy and fun to make. And the best part is that you just need empty toilet rolls for these space crafts for kids. Once you are done making your space shuttle, color them as you like it.

Check out some interesting craft ideas that involve empty toilet paper rolls- 30+ Innovative Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For You .

31. Paper Plate Space Craft for Kids

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This is your stop if you are looking for something easy and simple for your kids. This craft idea has basic supplies and takes minimum time and patience. You just need paper plates, colorful craft paper, scissors, glue, and colored makers.

32. Glitter Galaxy Rocks

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These galaxy glitter rocks are easy and fun craft ideas. This kind of rock painting is just too much fun for the kids. It is simple and super cool. You will need some smooth rocks, paint, paintbrushes, glitter glue, varnish spray, and parchment paper.

Check out some more rock painting ideas to keep your little ones occupied- 40+ Spectacular Rock Painting Ideas For You To Experiment With .

33. Solar System Button Snake

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This solar system button snake craft idea is a great way to combine motor skills and science. It is a perfect craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. You just need solar system printables, ribbons, buttons, laminators, scissors, and needles for this one.

34. Yarn Wrapped Planet Crafts

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Yarn-wrapped crafts are unique, innovative, and eco-friendly. And all you need are cardboard, yarn, and scissors for this one. This one is perfect for older kids, and even toddlers with a little parental guidance.

35. Easy Comet Toy

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How about something more colorful than usual space craft ideas then this is your stop?! This one is a fun and fabulous comet craft that is perfect for the kids. It’s easy enough for the preschoolers but will also be a fun activity for the older kids.

36. Rocket Ship

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I love how colorful this rocket looks! And how adorable is that little astronaut?! This one is a wonderful classroom project for kindergarten kids. You will need three basic supplies for this one- cardstock, scissors, and glue.

37. Origami Rockets

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Making origami rockets was the first thing that I ever crafted as a kid. This origami rocket is just everything. It is perfect for older kids and also kids-friendly so you can teach your toddlers the art of folding papers.

38. Satellite Craft

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Teach your kids the importance of satellites with this easy and fun craft idea! This one requires basic craft supplies like empty toilet paper rolls, pencils, scissors, glue, and construction papers.

39. Rocket Craft for kids

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Yet another simple and easy rocket craft idea for your kids. This is much more than your standard crafting. It has coloring, painting, and cutting! So much fun! It is a great project for elementary school kids. I just love the dark starry sky and that colorful rocket.

40. DIY Astronaut

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I just love this one! This one has to be one of my favorite outer space crafts on the list. It is simple, easy, and super cool. This one is a little crafty and tricky and hence, is perfect for the older kids. They will have so much fun drawing and cutting out this conventional astronaut.

41. DIY Moon Rocks

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This craft is an upcycled craft idea that can also be used as a paperweight. You will need some moon sand and make it mouldable to make these beautiful dream-like moon rocks. It is black with some shiny glitter this will reflect the sunlight just how the sun reflects off the moon’s surface.

42. Flying Saucer Toy

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This is an innovative craft idea with paper plates. These are super cool and great for the kids to play with during brunch parties and picnics. You will just need a paper plate, scissors, stickers, and some crayons to make these interesting flying saucer toys.

42. Paper Mache Solar System

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This one is an excellent repurposed space craft idea. The paper mache technique is unique and fun. Make learning about the solar system and all its planets more interesting with this paper mache solar system. You need some balloons, newspaper, paint, glue, and paintbrushes for this solar system.

44. Pie Plate UFO

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Are your kids fascinated with UFOs? If yes, they will have so much fun making this simple craft from paper plates. Let them use decorative items such as popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and foam cut-outs to make their UFO appear quirky and fun.

There you go, people. We have exhausted all the interesting and fun space crafts for kids. These outer space craft ideas for early years are just too good to ignore. Let us know your favorite one in the comment section below. Happy crafting, people!

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There is something thrilling about outer space. Most kids love learning about planets and outer space, and many children dream of becoming an astronaut one day, which is why outer space crafts are so much fun!

Celebrate the love of all things space with these creative space crafts for kids and outer space activities that kids of all ages will love.

These kids craft projects are the perfect activity for a space STEM unit , summer craft activity, summer camp, or for any time of the year just for fun! It’s a fun space twist on STEAM art projects!

Kids will have a blast making these creative and fun outer space crafts. These crafts would be perfect for a space theme or summer kids crafts.

Creative Outer Space Crafts and Activities That Are a “Blast!”

Try these super-fun outer space crafts and experience the thrill of space from this planet. Kids will love making these space crafts that make astronomy fun again!

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Kids will have a blast making these creative and fun outer space crafts. These crafts would be perfect for a space theme or summer kids crafts.

Learn about plants and the moon with these planet crafts!

Celebrate the earth with this Planet Earth Baking Soda Slime .

Make your own DIY Moon Rocks .

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Learn about the solar system with these fun space crafts. Learning about the solar system can be a lot of fun, too!

Make this fun Melty Bead Solar System .

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What kid wouldn’t want to eat a Candy Solar System ? 

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If your kids like space, then they will have a blast with these outer space art projects.

Make an Outer Space Discovery Bottle . 

Have fun with the Outer Space Scratch Art . 

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Make a Cardboard Rocket Craft  and explore the sky!

A Paper Plate Flying Saucer Craft  is a fun way to introduce the possibility of aliens to kids.

This Space Sensory Bin is a fun way to explore space.

Make Outer Space Playdough ! 

Constellation Crafts and Activities

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Try these super fun constellation crafts and activities for kids and learn about the stars.

Make your own Summer Skies Marshmallow Constellations and learn about the sky!

On a dark night or in a dark room, make your own Flashlight Constellations.

These Constellation Fruit Gummies are fun to make and tasty, too!

Galaxy Crafts for Kids

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Play with the galaxy with these galaxy crafts! A galaxy never goes out of style!

Make your own Galaxy Slime !

Build a Galaxy in a Jar  and explore space.

This super fun Galaxy Oobleck is pretty and messy!

Make a Sugar Crystal Galaxy right in your kitchen.

What are your favorite outer space crafts for kids?

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Who doesn’t love learning about space!? Kids love to learn about the stars, astronauts, and planets- so help them get excited about the world we live in with these fun space crafts and activities that are perfect for preschoolers!

Remember let your kids enjoy the process and use these ideas and tutorials as a jumping off point to creating your own version of the finished space craft!

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Preschool Crafts: Do your kids love to play and learn about space? Have fun exploring the solar system with these 17 fun space crafts and activities for preschoolers!

Marbled Planets

The solar system is made up of some amazing colorful planets- make your own planets that are swirled and marbled just like the gas giants with this marbled planet craft !

This is the perfect space craft for preschoolers because it’s some what messy, colorful, and gives different results every time. They’ll want to keep dipping their paper to see what the next planet looks like!

Galaxy Dough

All preschoolers love play dough- so space themed galaxy dough is tons of fun! Use this recipe for galaxy dough – or simply add black coloring and glitter to my favorite play dough recipe !

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Paper towel tube rocket

My boys love anything that had to do with transportation- so a cardboard rocket is the perfect space craft for preschoolers! A cardboard tube, some paint, maybe some tissue paper flames- and it’s ready to fly!

Here’s a great tutorial to give you an idea of how to get started.

Edible Constellations

Marshmallows and pretzel sticks to study the stars? Sounds great to me!

And what’s better than a space craft that preschoolers can eat when it’s done??

Here’s how to get started on making this yummy space activity !

Moon Sand Sensory Bin

This moon sand sensory bin looks like so much fun- moon sand, toy astronauts and rockets, plus some stars! Young kids love sensory play so this space activity is perfect for preschoolers or toddlers.

See how it’s done: Space Sensory Tub

Make a Comet

Let your preschoolers fly a comet all over the yard! This cute space craft is a ton a fun and so easy to make!

I love that this space craft gets preschoolers outside and moving- and interacting with the craft they just made!

Directions on how to make your own comet !

Tissue Paper Planets

Tissue paper is an easy medium for collages. Get some green, blues, red and orange tissue paper and create your own planet collage using a paint brush and glue.

Or use contact paper for a glue-free craft.

Here’s an example of a tissue paper earth: Glue Free Earth Craft

Name Rockets

This one has it all- cutting practice, writing practice, arts and crafts fun- all in a space theme!

What’s a better space craft for preschoolers than one that helps them learn how to read and spell their name!

Check out how to make these fun name rocket ships .

Glittery Galaxies

Teach your preschoolers about galaxies by making a glittery galaxy mobile !

All my kids love glitter- especially when they are young- the final product looks great hanging in front of a sunny window!

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Solar System Balloon Stamping

Balloons and paint make a great craft for preschoolers. This one uses balloons and multicolored paint to create the marbled look of the planets.

See how to do this space craft

Love the swirly look of galaxies or nebula? Make this galaxy-in-a-jar for the kids to explore. Great sensory activity!

Get the directions to make your own galaxy jar .

Space Themed Play Dough

Give your preschooler a tray of space themed toys and items to play with in their galaxy dough.

This space themed play dough tray includes star cookie cutters, glitter stars, astronaut toys, plus some fun “space rocks”!

Sticker Star Constellations

Create cute constellation pictures with black paper, gold stars and chalk!

This is space craft will give preschoolers a good fine motor work out by peeling and sticking the star stickers.

Get the directions here: Chalk and Sticker Star Constellations

Rocket Space Collage

This is a fun mixed media project that includes a rocket made out of cardboard and a painted space background. This is fun for all ages- toddlers up to school aged!

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Oreo Phases of the Moon

Learn about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies- or go a little more healthy and use round crackers instead.

Get the full scoop on this yummy space activity !

Constellation Sewing Cards

Let the preschoolers sew the constellations with these cute cards and yard. Such a great activity for small motor control!

Get the space sewing cards here.

Night Sky Slime

Slime is all the rage right now- and this night sky slime is the perfect space activity for busy preschoolers!

Get the recipe here.

Make a Solar System Mobile:

Cut out and paint or color all of the planets and hang them from a stick or dowel and you have your own model of the solar system!

Use my Solar System Coloring Pages as a template for all of the planets for an easy mobile!

Encourage More Learning with These Space Books for Preschoolers:

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Outer Space and Planet Painting Ideas for Kids

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Space, it’s the final frontier, and incredibly beautiful.

Swirling galaxies, glittering stars, and unchartered planets.

It makes a great inspiration point to create art that’s seriously out of this world!

We’ve gathered some of the most unique and fun paint projects from the web so that your kids can begin painting the starry sky and other planets at home.

Check out these awesome planet painting projects your children can do at home!

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With a range of projects for both older kids and other ones that are toddler approved, you can find a whole host of planet art and crafts that are out-of-this-world on our list!

Black Glue Galaxy Craft

Black Glue Galaxy Craft

This painting project uses glue to add texture and help to segment the planets for a cool effect.

By adding black acrylic paint to your glue you make a black mix that you can squeeze onto the page in lines to contain the watercolor paints. Finish off your masterpiece with some glitter for a striking and bold end result.

Check out the step by step tutorial at iheartcraftythings.com

Sponge Painting Solar System

Sponge Painting Solar System

Be inspired by the universe and create sponge-painted planets.

In this tutorial, kids can learn how to create and use a template to mask off part of their picture and create a perfect circle.

You can go one further with this idea and create the entire solar system using the real colors of space.

Jupiter is a swirling mixture of orange, yellows, and whites. Neptune is a dazzling blue. And don’t forget to include the rings of Saturn.

For combining science with this art project, you could also have older kids attempt to recreate these planets to scale, as some are a lot bigger than others.

Get the free downloadable planet cards and more information on this project at thecrafttrain.com

Watercolor Planets

Watercolor Planets

Watercolor paintings are very therapeutic and feel more ‘grown-up’ than splashing around poster paints for older children.

The way the colors can combine and create misty shades look gorgeous and are a little bit more realistic, compared to the cloudy surface appearance of the gas planets of Venus and Jupiter.

This craft makes planets on paper, which are cut in a perfect circle and a separate dark galaxy background, so your budding artists can practice two different art skills.

Get the details on this painting project at rainydaymum.co.uk

Plate Smoosh Planet Painting

Plate Smoosh Planet Painting

Why not have a go at painting, without any paintbrushes?

This cool idea was created by an ingenious mum who decided to use paper plates as her canvas instead of traditional paper.

She took inspiration for her planets from the colors in her space book to create art that is realistic in the shades of the universe.

Yellow and white for Venus, green and blue for Earth, blue and white for Neptune. The way the acrylic colors smoosh together look very effective!

Find out more at capturingparenthood.com

Paint a Galaxy

Paint a Galaxy

You may have seen street artists use spray paints to create awesome planet and outer space pictures.

This blog shares the different ideas that you can use to make different creative effects using spray paint, using masked off areas, stencils and spraying the can in different ways.

(This obviously is a more advanced craft that is not suitable for smaller kids, but for older people, and requires care and attention of parents when using aerosol paint.)

Get the instructions on this craft at apieceofrainbow.com

Marbled Planets

Marbled Planets

This craft is seriously toddler-approved! You can create the swirly planet look using paint, and whoever would have guessed it, shaving foam!

Throw away the book of rules for this one, and watch the planets come to life through this ‘wow’ technique. Your little artist will have so much fun creating their first planet.

Get the instructions on this fun art technique at iheartcraftythings.com

Multi-Layered Moon

Multi-Layered Moon

This blog shares interesting ways to create planets using different painting techniques.

They even make the clever suggestion to let the artwork dry and then add another style over the top to create the craters and textures of the surface of the moon.

I feel these ideas would also work really well for the surface of Mars too, just exchange the white paint for more red shades.

Find out more information at make-it-your-own.com

galaxy art

Instead of just focusing on an individual planet, make the entire galaxy! Kids will explore different techniques in this art and crafts project, combining painting and spatters!

Make it a challenge for older kids to try to produce their solar system to scale, where Earth and Venus are a similar size, but obviously, Jupiter and Saturn with its many rings will be much bigger.

Find out how to create art like this from megduerksen.typepad.com

Crayon Resist Space Art

Crayon Resist Space Art

So, technically half of this art project is drawing, and the other half painting, but the cool visual effect when you do a color wash over bright colored crayons is perfect for creating an outer space art theme.

Simply draw on your planets and color with bold and thick crayons, and color wash over with a diluted dark blue and black paint.

Follow the easy step by step guide at thecraftingchicks.com

Rock Solar System

Rock Solar System

Who decided paper or a canvas was the only way to display art? This amazing idea breaks the rules and makes each planet on a different rock!

Your kids can paint planets on each rock individually to create a cool solar system. What’s even better about this is you can then use these rocks in a science project to look at how the planets orbit the sun too!

Get the materials and details on this creative idea at artistro.com

Puffy Paint Planets

Puffy Paint Planets

Paint your planets with added texture! Make your galaxy pop, with a 3D puffy paint that dries coming off the page.

Kids (and parents!) will both enjoy this amazing paint technique. Even more so as they can enjoy feeling the texture once it is dry too.

Find out how to make puffy paint on this post at icanteachmychild.com

Space Stained Glass Sun Catchers

Space Stained Glass Sun Catchers

These beautiful suncatchers are so creative and produce an amazing end result.

It cleverly uses transparent paper plates as the ‘glass’, which will let the light shine through the finished artwork, and also has the benefit of keeping mess to a minimum, as the edge of the plate should keep the paint a little more under control!

Your kids will be so proud to hang their planet sun catchers on their windows.

Find this and other great ideas at adventure-in-a-box.com

Salt Painting Planets

Salt Painting Planets

This art project uses salt to make planets that have an incredible texture and appearance. Kids will enjoy the effects made when the salt and paints mix together to produce their own solar system.

They can then use a marker to add the rings of Saturn, and voila!

Find more information on this craft at pbs.org

Painting the Galaxy

Painting the Galaxy

So this project doesn’t paint the planets, but it could be combined with some of the other techniques on the page to help you make your galaxy art even more beautiful.

Outer space is so abstract and diverse it makes a great starting point for learning how to use watercolors well.

This project will help children discover every shade of blue, black, and violet to create a dreamy picture of the heavens above.

Get all of the details at adventure-in-a-box.com

3D Painted Solar System

3D Painted Solar System

So, most of the projects in this list are 2D, but who limits outer space to a flat canvas!

This amazing idea uses polystyrene balls that are painted as the planets for a finished piece that is not only a great art project but would also rock at a school science fair!

Acrylic paints work best for coverage on the surface of the balls, and won’t flake off or require multiple coats.

Get the instructions on how to make this project at kokuyocamlin.com

Paper Plate Spin Art

Paper Plate Spin Art

This art project again uses no paintbrush and is similar to the smooshing technique that we listed above. But this one twists and spins the paper plates onto a piece of paper to create the world as you’ve never seen it before.

Even little hands can join in with the messy fun of this project, and the plates give you easy circles to cut out for your solar system.

Find out how to make these planets on this post from craftulate.com

Coffee Filter Planets

Coffee Filter Planets

So technically, this planet project doesn’t use paints, but instead, marker pens and a spray bottle to create a watercolor effect.

All things you can find at home anyway!

Your kids will love seeing how their pen strokes transform under the influence of the water mist.

Find this, and other planet art projects at artprojectmemphis.com

Create Art from Outer Space!

Outer space art is fun for everyone, and it’s a topic that ignites the natural curiosity of both boys and girls.

You can link these arts and crafts to other STEM-based activities too, especially with older children, where they can be challenged to produce planets that are more realistic in colors and patterns.

The blue and green of Earth, covered in white swirling clouds would be pretty bizarre if it was on Saturn or Mars.

They can also be challenged to look at the sizes of the planets too, comparing our small world, with the enormity of the sun or a planet like Jupiter.

We hope you enjoyed this post on how to paint the planets of outer space. Have fun following these ideas and check out our other posts for other great kid’s crafts.

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Out-of-This-World Space Art for Preschool – 55 Fun Ideas

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World of Space Art for Preschool

Welcome to the wonderful world of space art for preschoolers ! Engaging your child in space-themed art projects is a fun and educational way to ignite their curiosity about the universe. Not only do these projects provide an opportunity for your child to express their creativity, but they also help develop important preschool skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, color recognition, and spatial awareness.

From simple projects like handprint rockets to more advanced creations like cosmic clay art , the possibilities are endless. Your child can learn about the solar system, constellations, and more through sensory play , educational crafts , and sensory space play .

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Basic Space Art for Preschool

Space Art For Preschool

Handprint Rockets

Create a rocket ship using paint and your child's handprint as the base for a fun craft that launches their creativity to space!

Paper Plate UFOs

Encourage your child's imagination by painting or coloring paper plates to create their own flying saucers.

Sponge Painted Stars

Sponge Painted Stars

Have your child dip sponges into paint and press them onto paper to create a beautiful starry night sky.

Glitter Galaxy

Glitter Galaxy

Let your child create a sparkling galaxy by painting black paper with water and then sprinkling glitter all over it.

Rocket Ship Finger Painting

Watch your child reach for the stars as they use their fingers to paint a rocket ship launching into space.

Stamped Moon Craft

Use a paper towel roll dipped in white paint to stamp a crescent moon onto black paper with your child for a fun DIY project.

Tissue Paper Planets

Tissue Paper Planets

Have your child tear up different colored tissue paper and glue it onto a planet shape to create their own planets.

Tissue Paper Planet

Paper Mache Moon

Create a fun science experiment with your child by blowing up a balloon, covering it in paper mache, and painting it to look like the moon.

Space Collage

Encourage your child's creativity by having them cut out pictures of space objects from magazines and create a collage that's out of this world!

Moon Rock Painting

Transform ordinary rocks into mini-moon surfaces with your child by painting them like moon rocks.

Outer Space Crafts

Cardboard Spaceship

Cardboard Spaceship

Blast off into space with your child by cutting out a cardboard spaceship shape and decorating it with markers, stickers, and paint!

Felt Planet Mobile

Felt Planet Mobile

Let your child's imagination soar as they cut out planet shapes from felt and string them together to create a colorful and fun mobile.

Starry Night Lanterns

Create a magical and starry night with your child by using jars and tissue paper to make beautiful lanterns with twinkling designs.

Constellation Viewer

Listen to your child's excitement as they use a cardboard tube and poke holes in it to create a constellation viewer and discover the mysteries of the stars!

Space Helmet

Space Helmet

Watch your child become an astronaut as they use paper mache or paper cups to create their own space helmet for imaginative play.

Solar System Hat

Make learning about the planets fun by creating a hat with planets and stars using colored construction paper with your child.

Moon Phase Garland

Moon Phase Garland

Let your child's creativity shine by cutting out moon phases from construction paper and stringing them together to make a beautiful and educational garland.

Planet Suncatchers

Planet Suncatchers

Bring some space into your home with your child by creating suncatchers with planet shapes using contact paper and tissue paper.

Alien Headband

Encourage your child's imagination by using a headband and pipe cleaners to create an alien antennae headband that's out of this world!

Spacecraft Bookmark

Let your child's love for space travel take off using cardboard or foam shapes to create a spacecraft bookmark for their favorite books.

Sensory Space Play

Galaxy slime.

Watch your child's creativity zoom into space as they mix glitter, food coloring, and clear glue to create a galaxy-themed slime!

Have your child zoom off to the moon with sensory moon sand made from flour, baby oil, and food coloring for a tactile experience.

Starry Night Rice

Let your child's imagination soar by dyeing rice with food coloring and adding glitter to create a starry night sensory bin.

Space Play Dough

Encourage your child's love for space by mixing black play dough with glitter and stars to create a space-themed dough.

Milky Way Water Beads

Milky Way Water Beads

Have your child dive into a sensory bin with a Milky Way feel by adding black water beads and silver glitter.

Moon Dust Sensory Bin

Create a sensory bin with moon dust feel by mixing flour, salt, and glitter for a tactile experience.

Rocket Ship Sensory Bottle

Rocket Ship Sensory Bottle

Help your child blast off into space by filling a clear bottle with silver glitter and rocket ship toys for a sensory experience.

Alien Slime

Watch your child's imagination take off as they mix green food coloring, googly eyes, and clear glue to create an alien slime.

Shooting Star Sensory Bag

Create a shooting star sensory bag by filling a clear bag with blue hair gel and star sequins for a calming sensory experience.

Space Ice Painting

Space Ice Painting

Get creative and teach your child about the beauty of space by freezing colored water and using it to paint space-themed art.

Space Themed Educational Crafts

Planet mobile.

Let your child's creativity soar by creating a mobile with the planets in order of distance from the sun for an out-of-this-world craft.

Phases of the Moon Flipbook

Teach your child about the phases of the moon by creating a flipbook that shows the moon in different shapes and sizes.

Solar System Puzzle

Help your child learn about the planets by creating a solar system puzzle with planet shapes and their names for a fun and educational activity.

Name the Constellations

Listen to your child's excitement as they use a star chart to create a game where they have to name different constellations.

Astronaut ID Card

Inspire your child's imagination by creating an ID card with information about an imaginary astronaut, such as their name, age, and mission.

Diy Telescope

DIY Telescope

Create a simple telescope with cardboard tubes and lenses to observe the night sky and encourage your child's curiosity.

Moon Phases Oreo Activity

Moon Phases Oreo Activity

Make learning about the moon phases fun and yummy by using Oreos to teach your child about manipulating the cream.

Moon Surface Map

Encourage your child's creativity and teach them about the moon's surface by creating a map using a foam ball and different materials for craters and mountains.

Solar System Scale Model

Teach your child about the size and distances of the planets by creating a scale model of the solar system with different sized balls.

Planetary Puppets

Planetary Puppets

Let your child's imagination take off by creating puppets of the different planets and using them to act out space-themed stories.

Advanced Space Art

Galaxy painting.

Watch your child's creativity soar as they use different colors and techniques to create a beautiful galaxy-themed painting out of this world!

Lunar Landscapes

Lunar Landscapes

Encourage your child's love for the moon by using different materials such as sand, rocks, and paint to create a 3D lunar landscape that's tactile and fun.

Glow in the Dark Stars

Add some magic to your child's room by painting stars with glow-in-the-dark paint and sticking them on the ceiling for a nighttime surprise that's glowing and fun.

Constellation Embroidery

Create a beautiful and unique constellation design with your child using embroidery thread on black fabric for a fun, and educational space themed art work.

Cosmic Clay Art

Cosmic Clay Art

Watch your child's imagination take off as they use air-dry clay to create 3D space-themed sculptures that are out of this world!

Black Hole Art

Create a swirling black hole design with black paint and a straw with your child for a fun and unique art project.

Starry Night Wall Hanging

Starry Night Wall Hanging

Encourage your child's creativity by creating a fabric wall hanging with a starry night design using fabric paint and glitter for a beautiful and sparkly piece of art.

Solar System Pillow

Solar System Pillow

Help your child learn about the planets by creating a pillow with the planets and their names using fabric paint and felt for a fun and educational craft.

Space-themed Mosaic

Let your child's creativity shine by using small pieces of colored paper or foam to create a mosaic with a space theme for a beautiful and unique piece of art.

Diy Planetarium

DIY Planetarium

Inspire your child's love for the night sky by creating a DIY planetarium with a cardboard box, flashlight, and star chart for a fun and educational way to observe the stars.

Space art for preschool is an incredible way to explore the universe and foster your child's creativity and education. With a variety of projects ranging from basic art activities to advanced space art, there's something for every child to enjoy. So why not blast off on a space art adventure with your child today?

Torn Paper Planets

Torn Paper Planets

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Today we have some torn paper planets! There were really fun to make. We did not make planets in our solar system we made planets we thought we would find exploring space. One thing I love about torn paper crafts is that it works on fine motor skills while creative art.

Planet Sun Catchers

Planet Sun Catchers

We talk about the stars, constellations, the moon, and the planets. They wonder aloud what planets are like, why they’re there, how long they’ve been there . . . and about a million other questions that preschoolers like to ask! While I don’t have all the answers, I love the chance to turn their big questions into learning opportunities. I decided I would help them visualize the sun and our solar system with this planet sun catcher activity.

Marbled Planets Art

Marbled Planets Art

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The marbled planets among the stars inspired my daughter and I when we were creating this preschool space craft. We used the popular marbled shaving cream painting method to replicate the look of the marbled planets and then set them on a black background with gold glitter “stars” to really make this beautiful Marbled Planet Artwork stand out!

Constellation Process Art

Constellation Process Art

Inspired by the beautiful colors and night skies of fall, we made this lovely constellation process art. Not feeling like using the usual paintbrush or stamp techniques for art, we scoured the house for new tools to experiment with, and found we had everything we needed right in our own kitchen!

Easy Galaxy Painting

Easy Galaxy Painting

Easy Galaxy Painting for Kids (or adults), Simple and Fun! Any colors can be used, either a combination of warm colors (reds, yellows, etc.) or a combination of cold colors (blue, green, etc.) Anything can be used for circular shapes (cups, plates, bowls, etc.) Splatters can be done with a paint brush or a tooth brush. This can be painted on anything (poster board which can be picked up at the dollar store, canvas, cardboard, etc.)

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How to Teach Space: Barn & Farm Landscape

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This is the tenth tutorial in our series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Art . This week we’re featuring SPACE .

When I first started teaching art, I wasn’t aware of the depth of what I was teaching through the subjects that I had chosen. I was mostly interested in how engaged students would be. I figured that if I could hold their attention with interesting subjects, stories and cool drawing techniques, then I was doing well.

It wasn’t until years later that the Principal of the school shared how impressed she was with the rich vocabulary and art elements I was incorporating into a lesson.

Teaching children how to draw a barn was important to me because I grew up on a farm. Little did I realize that by drawing the barn and the silo, and adding fences and rolling hills, children were also learning a great deal about perspective and creating the illusion of SPACE.

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  • 12″ x 18″ white sulphite paper
  • Liquid tempera paint (red, white, black, brown, green, blue, yellow)
  • Black (or yellow) crayon or oil pastel
  • Small and medium all-purpose paintbrush
  • Black tempera paint

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DRAWING THE BARN:

  • If this is your first time drawing with an oil pastel or crayon without using a pencil, try using a light color crayon instead.
  • Near the bottom of the paper, draw a straight horizontal line. This should be as long as you want your barn to be.
  • Draw three VERTICAL lines: one for the two ends and one near the left or right side.
  • Draw the triangle roof, connecting the first two PERPENDICULAR LINES. Make an ANGLE line extending from the last vertical line.
  • Join the roof line. This is a basic structure for a house or barn.
  • Add a LOFT door above the main barn door. Add brackets to the door to make the door strong.
  • Add a HORIZON line, trees, fields, etc.
  • Add a silo.

Outline of barn before tempera paint- how to draw a barn

PAINTING THE BARN:

Liquid tempera paints are the best paints for this project as the paints will cover any unwanted crayon lines.

Since the children know the focus of this lesson is a barn, they will naturally want to paint this first. Provide a variety of colors and don’t worry if more than a few children select a color other than red. Barns appear all over the country side in an abundance of colors, so try not to limit.

Have the students consider if they want a nighttime sky or a daytime sky. If it is a nighttime sky , perhaps the windows can be painted yellow to reflect a light inside. If it is daytime , perhaps the windows can be painted a light blue (blue + white + TINT) to reflect the sky.

After the children paint, no doubt it will be a bit messy. This is where a small paint brush and watered down black paint can help make the bright colors pop and the lines look strong.

Completed barn- how to draw a barn for kids

What is SPACE and why is it important?

Space is the element of art that refers to the area between and around objects. It can also refer to the feeling of depth. Since students have created 3D pieces when studying form, you can explain to them that those artworks are examples of actual or real space because you can walk around or see all around them. For lessons like this one, students learn that they can create the illusion of depth through overlapping and using simple HERE, NEAR and FAR perspective.

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Explore the Element of Art: Space with your favorite art mediums , such as felt markers and crayons, with this silly Landscape Art Lesson Drawing Tutorial. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: space. Let’s make art!

Explore the Element of Art: Space with your favorite art mediums, such as felt markers and crayons, with this silly Landscape Art Lesson Drawing Tutorial. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: space. Let's make art!

What is the Element of Art, Space?

Space is one of the seven elements of art that deals with the distance between, around, and in shapes, forms, colors, and line.

Space can be found in a landscape withing the foreground, middle ground, and background. Space can also be positive or negative.

Space helps you create depth in your art and uses the Principle of Design: Proportion, to help create the illusion of depth on your 2D surface.

Wikipe dia states that Space refers “to the  perspective  (distance between and around) and proportion (size) between shapes and objects and how their relationship with the foreground or background is perceived. [3] [7]  There are different types of spaces an artist can achieve for different effect. Positive space refers to the areas of the work with a subject, while negative space is the space without a subject. [7]  Open and closed space coincides with three-dimensional art, like sculptures, where open spaces are empty, and closed spaces contain physical sculptural elements. [7] “

Silly Landscape Drawing Step-by-Step

First, use your pencil or favorite drawing art medium to draw a balloon animal floating and the foreground or landscape in the front of the drawing. In this tutorial, we are drawing a beaver in a mountain landscape.

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Next, draw more of the same animal into the middle and background. Draw each one smaller and smaller to make it seem like they’re in the distance. This is how to create the illusion of depth in your paper.

Draw a horizon line across the top third of the page.

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Next, draw the remainder of the landscape on your paper.

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Color the animals with your favorite coloring medium. Beneath each animal, shade the ground to make it seem like they’re levitating or floating above the ground.

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Finally, finish your art piece with your favorite art mediums!

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Art is an essential part of a child’s education, providing them with a creative outlet and the opportunity to develop important skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-expression. One of the fundamental building blocks of art education is the elements of art, which include line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture. By teaching children these elements, teachers can help them develop a deeper understanding of the art they see around them and inspire them to create their own works of art.

In this complete guide for teachers, we will explore everything you need to know about teaching the elements of art to kids. We’ll start by taking a closer look at each of the seven elements of art, providing clear definitions and examples of how they are used in art. From there, we’ll dive into the reasons why teaching the elements of art is so important for children, and how it can benefit them in a multitude of ways. Then, we’ll share some tips and tricks for engaging children in the learning process, and how to create fun and exciting art lessons. Finally, we’ll provide some sample lesson plans for each element of art, along with resources and materials to help you plan your own lessons.

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Cool Colors Art Lesson, Fish Artwork

In this art tutorial, we’re going to learn the steps for making a Cool Color Scheme or Palette artwork of a Fish that also plays with the principle of design proportion. Grab something to draw with and your cool colors in a choice art medium: blue, purple, and green, and let’s make some art.

Color Wheel Art Project for Middle School with Printable Art Lesson Plans

Color Wheel Art Project for Middle School with Printable Art Lesson Plans

Teaching color theory and color mixing in color wheels with watercolor paints is always an exciting thing to start with when introducing paints to your Middle School students so in this blog post, I will provide you with a simple yet effective art lesson to get your class exploring art making mediums with simple strategies to create an art project featuring an expressive hand artwork that also doubles as a color wheel. Read on to find the steps for creating and the full art lesson and downloadable PDF lesson plan and worksheets.

Element of Art: Shape; Art Lesson Tutorial for Kids

Element of Art: Shape; Art Lesson Tutorial for Kids

Explore creating art focused on the Element of Art: Shape that features drawing a Red Fox, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning or learning in your Classroom. This is a free, easy to do, quick art lesson that focuses on teaching the Element of Art Shape to kids. This is an easy to implement idea for kids to do as an art project at home or in the classroom. Perfect for kids from grades 2 to 5! Scroll through to follow the step-by-step, or scroll to the bottom to find the full YouTube Video tutorial embedded in this post!

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Teaching Art to Kids: Understanding and Implementing the Elements of Art

Art is a form of expression that allows individuals to convey their feelings, thoughts, and ideas in a unique and creative way. It is a great way to inspire children’s imagination and creativity while also helping them develop cognitive, motor, and social skills. Teaching art to kids can be a rewarding experience, but it is important to provide them with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of art.

Understanding and implementing the elements of art is a crucial first step in building that foundation. In this blog post, we will explore what the elements of art are and how to teach them to kids in an engaging and effective way.

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30+ Super Fun Space Crafts For Kids In 2024

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30+ Super Fun Space Crafts For Kids In 2024

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Whether you need a quick and easy project to try out over summer break or you just need something fun to do after school, these totally awesome space crafts for kids will give you some ideas to try out! I found a nice variety of paint projects, paper crafts, simple crayon coloring, and everything in between… so no matter what style your young one is into, you’ll find something here that they’ll love!

Here are the crafts I found:

Spaceship Alien Craft For Kids

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Greetings, earthlings! Looking to make your very own “out of this world” friend? This popsicle alien spacecraft is just as easy as it is cute, and your kids will go crazy for it. I love a craft that can turn into puppets, too!

Painted Space Rock Craft

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Rocky Balboa has nothing on these space rocks! Once you see how “spacelike” these rocks are, you won’t believe that all you need for this quick and easy project is… acrylic paint, toothbrushes, acrylic spray, and the rock of your choice. What a rock solid craft!

Toilet Roll Craft Rocket

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These fun space crafts are on a “ROLL”! Low on materials for projects at home? I bet you have an extra roll of toilet paper! This rocket craft using a toilet paper roll should really take off, it’s out of this world!

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Simple and Easy Rocket Craft and Experiment

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3,2,1… BLAST OFF! Ever thought about creating your very own launch station and rocket from home? Who knew you could create such a fun craft with a couple household items, and a water bottle for the ultimate take off. Here’s your chance to be a rocket man!

Paper Plate UFO Craft

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Are you and your kids feeling too alien for earth? Take a trip to outer space with this easy and adorable paper plate UFO craft! Such a good idea, and something to keep for years to come!

Space Themed DIY Galaxy Playdough for Kids

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This galaxy craft doesn’t even “play dough” 😉 You know those black and purple space themes that are SO aesthetically bright and vibrant? Wait until you see it in the playdough!!! Plus, I never knew it was so easy to make homemade playdough. Such a hack!

Straw Rockets For Kids

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“I need to know, I need to know, is it like a rocketship that stole your heart?” Fly high with this amazing paper rocket ship craft for kids! This post has a free rocket ship template that comes with it, which not only makes it easier but makes only 4 materials needed, two being items as simple as glue and scissors. Love it!

Galaxy Chalk Pastel Art Project For Kids

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Let’s just “CHALK” it up to what it really is… A beautiful galaxy chalk project! I love all of the pastel colors in this craft while having it still remain “spacey” at the same time. Great way to get outside, too!

Constellation Game For Kids

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I love this constellation game printable more than all of the stars in the sky! Not only is the printable for this crafty game free and already set up for you, but it’s a great way to learn about the aesthetics and names of all the constellations in the sky. Love it!

DIY Galaxy Painting Craft

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Painting with a galaxy TWIST! What I love so much about this galaxy painting craft is that it’s perfect for any age, and it’s a lot of splattering so it’s really hard to mess it up. Plus, the turn out is so cool and out of this world unique! This is a great craft for anyone, and I’m counting my lucky stars that I found it!

Galaxy Jar Kids Activity

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This is a-mason! I love this galaxy in a jar craft idea for kids. It looks super cool and it’s a perfect decoration for a bedroom or playroom. Plus, mason jar decorations are in, too!

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Simple & Fun Rocket Craft For Kids

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Blast off into the blackness!! I love downloadable templates , because it makes it easy for me to sit back more, and let the kids explore more of their artistic talent. This one involves some cutting, but other than that the template makes it pretty self explanatory and easy for anyone to create. What a fun project!

Balloon Stamping Solar System Craft For Kids

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I love this project so much I could “burst”! This is one of those fun DIY’s that is enjoyable while creating it, but the end product is something so out of this world you’ll have to hang it up for others to see. I love the use of balloons too, it’s such a creative craft!

DIY Solar System Kids Craft

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Time to organize a space party with this solar system craft, or “plan-et”! This is not only an amazing way to teach your kids about the planets in our solar system, but once they are hanging above their bed or on the ceiling they can continue looking at them. Plus, they look just as good as they are useful!

Toy Story Alien Christmas Ornament Craft

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What did the ornament say to the other ornament? I LIKE HANGING WITH YOU! This is one of those crafts perfect for Christmas time, but good enough to celebrate Christmas in July, too! I love the toy story aliens, and this is such an easy craft to create and decorate your tree with. This one has definitely got a friend in me!

Gorgeous Black Glue Galaxy Craft

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You are your only limit, so reach for the stars with this galaxy craft! Not only does this black glue galaxy craft have a beautiful turn out, but it’s a great way to get painting and testing your artistic skills. So out of this world fun!

DIY Space Mobile Craft

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I am OBSESSED with this adorable space mobile craft! Not only does this have a template to go with it, but it’s one of those interactive crafts you can put above a crib, in a kids bedroom, or anywhere you may find yourself wanting to look up and see little planets. So cute!

Simple Rocket Space Craft for Kids

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Little ones at home? This rocket ship craft will be every mommy or teachers kryptonight! With only a few items needed like pins, glue, crayons, and other household or classroom items… you can easily master this project, and so can your kids! 4-8 year olds will love creating this rocket!

How To Make A DIY Solar System Necklace

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I am obsessed with this necklace! I can’t think of any better project for your favorite little one than to create a solar system necklace. Not only can they learn about all of the planets and the names from the comfort of their own neck, but it’s so cute looking! Love it

DIY Popsicle Stick Space Puppets

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Paper space themed puppets? What an easy way to pass the time and have some fun on a rainy day, and for rainy days to come! It’s one of those crafts that your kids can play with again and again. Puppetlicious!

Space Art Crayon Craft

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You will go “CRAY-CRAY” for this crayola project! Remember how awesome watercolor crayons were as a kid? Wel, then let get ready for them to have the time of their life coloring and creating the planets. Educational AND fun? Win win!

DIY Asteroid Craft For Kids

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This craft will give you ROID rage! This is a perfect asteroid project for toddlers, and they will have so much fun unraveling all of the aluminum foil to find prizes and throwing them around the house. Plus, it’s a clean craft too. What else could this mom want?

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath

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Anybody else blame all of their life problems on the phases of the moon and position of the planets? What I love so much about this “moon phase” craft is that the turn out is so aesthetically pleasing you could use it as bedroom decor. Plus, they are so easy to make and I love all the little “tassels” hanging off of it. So pretty!

Space Rocks Fridge Magnets

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So you’re telling me this project combines rock crafts, cool looking painted galaxy colors AND magnets? Your kids will love creating these space rock fridge magnets. Plus, they don’t look too shabby placed on the refrigerator, either!

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Outer Space Alphabet Puzzle

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A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H, I LOVE this alphabet puzzle! This comes with it’s own printable puzzle pieces, is fun, and extremely educational. Love it!

Foil-Printed Moon Craft

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Love this to the MOON and back! Take some foil, smush it up in the right way, grab some grey paint, and SMASH away on some white paper. That’s all you will need to do to create this lifelike moon painting. This is super easy, and has awesome turnout!

Sparkly Galaxy Playdough

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Playing with playdough? I think yes! I never knew how easy it was to create your own playdough until I started doing my own DIY projects, and this galaxy themed playdough is the most decorative I’ve seen! Thus one is out of this world, that’s for sure!

Paper Plate Magnet Maze

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I can feel the magnetic energy pulling me towards this paper plate magnet maze! Your kids will have so much fun learning about magnetic pull and positive/negative energy with this easy to create paper plate project !

DIY Paper Astronauts

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How did the astronaut say he was sorry? He APOLLO-GIZED! Celebrate astronauts today with this fun and easy drawing craft!

Galaxy Glitter Jars

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Everything that glitters is gold, and this mason jar DIY decor is no exception! This is perfect for a teen’s bedroom decor, and it’s a calming project to make, said to help relieve anxiety and stress. The turn out of this personal mason jar full of the galaxy is absolutely gorgeous!

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40 Out of this World Space Crafts for Kids

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These super fun space crafts for kids will give your kids an out of this world experience!

If you have a science lover in your home, then chances are they love all things space! Space is such a great topic to discuss with your kids, and can make for a great craft opportunity too!

Space crafts will give your little ones a chance to learn about the world outside of earth without having to hop on a spaceship! These are also just fun for days when you’re stuck at home, and you’re looking for something fun to do! Here are some out of this world space crafts your kids are sure to love, no matter how old they are.

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Space crafts are so much fun!

1.  easy paper roll rocket craft.

This cardboard tube roll rocket craft is so adorable.. and I love the colors!

2. Name-in-the-Stars Constellation Process Art

Your kids will love making a constellation out of their name!

3. Paper Plate Solar System Spiral

A surprisingly easy craft using a paper plate to illustrate the solar system.

4. Black Glue Galaxy Craft

Black glue is always a fun craft medium, and these planets are out of this world gorgeous!

5. Coffee Filter Solar Eclipse Craft

A great way to teach kids about what an eclipse is.

6. Solar System

This is such a fun craft- kids make paper mache planets!

7. Space Sensory Bottle

A great activity for younger kids in particular.

8. Solar System Easter Eggs

This is a really clever activity to combine Easter Egg decorations and space science.

9. Easy Paper Weaving Rocket Craft 

This is such an easy and fun paper craft. 

10. Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

This fun craft wraps the toilet roll in Reynold’s Wrap.

11. DIY Straw Rockets

Super simple and fun way to blast off into space-themed fun!

12. Rocket Mouse

A rocket craft based on a fun book.

13. Rocket Ship Craft

A cute rocket craft that uses quilled paper!

14. Easy Galaxy Spin Painting Art Project

Spin art is always so much fun.. this is a super cool activity!

15. Popsicle Stick Rocket Ship

Craft sticks are so versatile and make a great rocket ship in this craft.

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16. Moon Rock Hunt

A fun take on a scavenger hunt!

17. Handprint Art Space Rocket Craft

Handprint art is a great way to make a cute craft and make a keepsake at the same time!

18. Marbled Planets Art

Making marbled paper is one of our favorite ideas.. and making them into planets is really super fun!

19. Make a Paper Space Shuttle

This simple craft really just uses rolled up paper.

20. DIY Galaxy Jar

This is a really pretty Galaxy Jar.

21. Space Rocket Pencil Toppers

Super cute pencil toppers made out of felt. 

22. Earth Day Puffy Paint

This fun craft makes the planet earth out of puffy paint.

23. Watercolor Constellations

Watercolors are always a great activity for younger kids.

24. DIY Rocket Corner Bookmark

These fun corner bookmarks are made out of paper! 

25. Nebula Art

Teach your kids what a Nebula is with this fun art activity.

26. Space Shuttle Paper Craft 

Such a simple and cute paper space shuttle craft.

27. DIY Cardboard Space Shuttle

Blast away! A great use for those old cardboard boxes.

28. Goodnight Spaceman Craft

Another fun paper plate craft based on a children’s book.

29. How To Build a Solar System Model For Kids Using Quilling Paper

This is a super fun paper quilling craft!

30. Simple & Fun Rocket Craft 

The colors on this paper craft really pop.

31. Solar System Window Clings

Fun! Make your own window clings!

32. Easy Straw Rockets

These straw rockets really look like the Space Shuttle.

33. Cardboard Space Shuttle Craft

This is one of the most realistic Space Shuttle crafts I have seen!

34. Paper Plate Flying Saucer

Fun alien-themed craft!

35. Puffy Planets Solar System Space Craft

Help your kids learn the planets and have a blast at the same time!

36. Solar System Snow Globe

This is really the cutest idea ever!

37. Pie Plate Solar System

You can’t eat this pie, but it sure will be fun for your kids!

38. Pie Plate UFO 

And you can’t eat this UFO either, but don’t let that stop you from having a blast!

39. Constellation Art Activity

Teach your kids to find constellations when they look at the stars!

40. Make a Flying Rocket

Yes.. a flying rocket. So much fun!

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