It’s no secret that one movie I’m definitely excited for this summer is Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Now my son is a little too young at 3 years old to see the movie, but he certainly gets excited every time he sees the trailer. So in honor of the film’s release, I’ve been trying to come up with space and galaxy themed activities and recipes. For instance back in April we posted a tutorial for Galaxy Playdough. Today I have another fun project for you as inspired by GUARDIANS that your lil guardian is going to love!
So today we are making Galactic Space Art! First you need some poster board. Now in this project seen here, we used poster board that was dull on both sides. If you use the kind that is shiny on one side, I highly recommend going that route. The glossy side will allow the art work to show up better since the paint will not be soaked into the poster. Grab a bunch of high gloss spray paints. You’ll need at least black and white, but feel free to pick up any other colors you desire for the project. Other items you will need are plastic cups and paper plates. No paper plates? Take a regular kitchen plate and wrap tightly with saran wrap.
Now that you have your supplies ready… let’s get started and create some Galactic Space Art! Let’s get those creative juices flowing for some truly fun galaxy art.
I highly recommend you create the Space Art outside. We did the project out on the lawn over a painting tarp. Just a warning… this project may get messy! You may want to get a box of latex gloves to wear while creating the art.
For this project we used 3 cups and one plate. First you’ll want to spray paint different areas of the poster to represent where you want the planets or sun, as seen above. Use any color you wish except for black. Try to use other colors than white. Once you’ve done so, place the cups and plates over those spots.
Now take your black spray paint and cover the poster. Make sure you get close enough to the poster board to really get all the paper black. If you spray from a distance, the poster may appear like it is covered, but then once it dries it could show spots you missed.
Now here is where gloves come in handy! I highly recommend you pick up a box of latex gloves at the local drug store. None available? We used gardener gloves for this part. You’ll want to spray some white pain onto your fingers and flick the paint out onto the black area to gives a sprinkle effect!
See how all the white speckles can create the resemble of stars? Repeat this same flicking effect all across the black areas of the poster.
Want to create a shooting star like effect? How the spray can upside down, and tilt the nozzle up. Then do one quick spray! It will give the look of a comet shooting across your deep space!
Once you are finished, remove the cups and plates and let the paint dry! Since it was nice and warm that day, it only took each painting like two minutes out in the sun to dry.
Don’t forget to save your cups and plates if you wish! We actually created three art pieces that day and were able to use the cups and plate for all three!
When I showed my son what my BFF and I had created for him, he was absolutely thrilled! Now 3 years old may be a little young to do this type of art project, but if your child can handle a spray paint can, then you’ll definitely want to try this project with them!
I can’t wait to create more Galactic Space Art with my lil guardian! For now we are going to frame these for his play room… but it will be beyond awesome to soon frame his own works of art in honor of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TRAILER
Not familiar yet with GUARDIANS? Guess what? The NEW trailer just debuted last week! So you are in luck. Feel free to watch the new GUARDIANS trailer below and see the galactic fun that will hit theaters this August.
Be sure to check out the recipe for homemade galaxy playdough!
I received the trailer as a blogger for Walt Disney Publications. As for the art project? That’s from my friend, same creator of the Mighty Stuffed Burger as inspired by Thor: The Dark World! All opinions are 100% my own.