Activities to do at home: The Planets
Printed Moon Foil
This is a very fun activity and painting with foil can be very fun too.
The texture of the foil can create the cratered look of the moon that we are looking for.
A measuring spoon
gray paint (black and white mix)
black construction paper
Bowl or other circular object
Draw the outline of the moon on the white paper with a bowl
Prepare your moon sponges with the aluminum foil. Press the foil into the measuring spoon. Push it until it forms a smooth bottom. Repeat a second time.
Prepare the gray and white paint
Using the foil sponges, paint the moon alternating gray and white until your moon is covered. Let it dry.
Cut out your moon
- Glue your moon onto the black construction paper and paint a few white dots around it.
You can repeat this creative experience by changing some colors to create fun planets.
Resist Space Art Pencil
Watercolor or black watercolor paint
With the wax crayons design your own universe. Stars, planets, aliens etc. There is no limit to your imagination.
With the brush, brush all the paper with water paint or black watercolor. Pictures that have been colored with crayon will not absorb the paint.
Clean the drawings with a paper towel.
Let it dry.
1 cup Baking soda
¼ cup of water
Prepare your "planets". For your planets, you need about 1 cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of water. Mix it all together, add the colors and form little balls. If they are too liquid add more baking soda. If they are too dry add more water.
Now it's time to have some fun. With an eyedropper or pipette, drop vinegar on your planets. Watch how the vinegar reacts on the planet.
Get ready to make more exploding planets :)