Marbled Planets Preschool Craft
Making marbled planets with preschoolers involves a fun art process and makes a great craft for an outer space theme! All you need to know to get started is in this blog including materials and teacher tips.
By experimenting with colors and shapes, preschoolers can create their own unique planets and learn about the beauty of space. This activity is perfect for kids of all ages and can be adapted to fit any lesson plan or curriculum. In this tutorial we decided to make a planet to compliment a fun Outer Space Theme! Follow along with the tutorial provided below.
Start this craft off by introducing the materials to your preschoolers, they are likely already very familiar with paint and stickers and maybe even the shaving cream! Ask if they know what shaving cream is used for or what it is made of, a quick safety talk and reminder of proper use of materials can help prevent problems while creating.
Invite your preschoolers to spray the shaving cream on the tray, they will love this part. Once the tray is covered use the craft stick or a smooth spatula to smooth it out to cover the entire tray.
Then have preschoolers use their fine motor muscles to squeeze drops out all over the paint. There is no specific way to place the dots but we suggest using at least three colors for a pretty awesome end result!
After the paint has been placed onto the shaving cream then the real fun begins! Preschoolers will use the craft stick to gently stir the paint together.
Teacher Tip: We suggest a small demonstration or description so preschoolers know the goal is to swirl the paint without completely mixing and combining the colors.
After the paint has been mixed, have your preschoolers place the piece of card-stock onto the shaving cream and lightly press down. Remind them to be gentle as they press down.
Teacher Tip: Extend this activity with older preschoolers by asking them to predict what would happen with thinner paper and trying it!
After preschoolers are done mixing they will lift the piece of white paper and lay it down to dry.
Once the paper is dry then place the white paper plate to trace a circle to begin making the planet.
Teacher Tip: Preschoolers might want to make a totally different planet! Either based on a book about planets or their imagination, they can choose colors and make a planet of their choice.
We suggest doing this step as it might be difficult for your preschoolers to cut the card-stock. Once your planet is cut out, glue it onto a piece of black paper.
Once your planet is glued onto the paper, invite your preschoolers to use different star or outer space stickers to decorate around their marbled paint planet.
Preschoolers love to explore different colors and textures, and what better way to do that than with a marbled paint craft? This activity is simple yet so much fun for your little learners and it makes a great addition to your outer space unit.
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