Aww, Craters! Just because you don’t have your own Stellosphere to explore the galaxy… doesn’t mean you can’t make your own!
Roll up your space suit sleeves: this activity will see you and your little adventurer getting creative with paints and cards so that you can create a unique, colourful galaxy — in your very own garden!
- A3 sheet of card
- Newspaper or sheet of paper
- Washing up liquid
- Plastic cups
- Circle shapes to draw around (e.g. paper plates)
Lay your card on newspaper or a sheet to protect the surface when the kids do their painting.
In each plastic cup mix some paints, water and a dash of washing up liquid.
Mix it up until there are bubbles in the cup. The bubbles should raise above the top of the cup. If they don't, add some more water and washing up liquid, mixing again until they do.
Hold the card over the cup, covering the card in the bubbles to create the 'marbled' effect.
Once the paint is dry, place your paper plates over an area which is covered in paint. Draw around the plate with the pencil and then cut out the circle.
Do the same for the other coloured areas. Use different circular objects to create different sized circles
Once dry, attach your planets to the ceiling or assemble them on string to hang from the ceiling and create your child's own imaginary solar system.