We’ve been having a bit of a space week this week. We had a yummy galaxy milkshake for dessert at dinner one day, and now we are making galaxy paintings. EC came home from school last term and wanted to practice doing a sponging technique they had been learning while making clouds in art class. I thought it would be a great chance to have another go while making galaxy pictures.

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To make your own galaxy painting you will need:

  • Black paper
  • Sponges
  • Purple, blue, black white, turquoise, pink paint
  • Paint brush

The great thing about doing a galaxy painting is that you can’t go wrong. If you feel that you have made a mistake you can just go over it again with another colour.

galaxy painting

This is all about adding layers. Once you have your colours on, sponge black over it to dull the colour. Then reapply the colour on top. Keep repeating this until you are satisfied with what you have.

Finally use the paintbrush to flick white paint across it.

galaxy painting

As I said, you can’t go wrong. EC decided to change part of his galaxy painting halfway through, so added more black in certain areas. I think they all turned out pretty well actually. Even BB got involved in the painting, although he didn’t stay for long. He was in a flitting mood when we did this.

galaxy painting

EC’s and YC’s finished pictures

If you enjoyed this galaxy painting be sure to check out my loo roll firework painting, foot print painting, and dot art.

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Galaxy painting is a really easy craft for kids to do.