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Splattered Paint Space Scene
July 30th, 2011 by Craftylocks

When I saw this idea I was a bit suspicious as it looked too effective for the simple steps – I thought it may have taken a long time or many practice runs to achieve this affect. But not so, it really is quite simple. Note that this is my attempt, not a child’s, but it is my first attempt.

Pop your black paper in a box to protect the general surround from paint, or head outside. Then to make the milky way background – splatter some white paint onto a black piece of paper by flicking it on with an old toothbrush
Start off your planets by drawing some circles on your paper and then use a rag or a piece of sponge to drag paint on in a curve. Use one color from one side and then use a different color from the other side. The colors will mix up a bit but that just adds to the effect.
Then put this bit of paper in a box to contain the splatters, and splatter some contrasting colors onto the planets.
Once everything is dry, cut out the planets and arrange them on the milky way for a very effective space scene. Now you just need a few space crafts or Martians.
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2 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
August 17th, 2011 at 2:15 am

Thanks Brenna,
I think can find another space theme arty craft idea for you. I will try and find it!
Regards,
Sarah

Brenna writes:
July 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Nice technique and one to keep in mind to add to our Space theme next summer.

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