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a galaxy far away…

craft thursday!!

we saw this idea on Pink & Green Mama.
Marylea has the best ideas.
you can download her e-books with LOTS of craft ideas too.
and she is just plain nice and i like her.

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we started out by tracing 9 different sizes of circles…. for planets.
we used little plates, a coin, a measuring cup, a glass and some lids.
(oh how i loooove talby’s freckles….. 🙂

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then each circle was painted with watercolors.
we were swirly and mixed colors and made each one different.
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and then cut them out.
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we took black construction paper and splatter painted it with runny white paint.
messy is fun!
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then we glued the planets to the spacey starry black painted paper.

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they are REALLY striking!

i LOVE them.
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sean was not home this day…..so it was a girls only space project.

thanks marylea for a great idea!

 

 

raspberry ketones - You are looking very talented. Such an excellent craft and now i want to make it this for my home. It is very impressive and attractive craft for me. Nice colour use in this post.

flv media player - Great idea which your sharing, Such an excellent craft . I am so impressed by that. I am so excited for make it.

MaryLea @ pink and green mama - Adorable!!
How did I miss this post? It must have gotten buried in my reader,
I actually found it through Pinterest! Too funny : )
Thanks for the shout out,
you know I adore you, too.
xoxo
Muwah!
love,
MaryLea

penny stocks - Great project. Thanks for sharing. I really want to make this art for my students.

Debt Advice - Nice project and these all art looking excellent i really very impressed by that and now i want a new more arts.

Lisa - Super fantastic!

Sue Linse - You are such a good mom! I looked at the picture of Talby and the first thing I notice is the paint so close to the white couch! That would make me crazy.

Jenna - bookmarked!
Jenna
momofmanyhats.blogspot.com

lisa - cool! thanks for sharing. we painted rocks today and I think more paint got on my two year old than the rocks. You know it’s a good day when the kids need a tub by 10am!

Jemm - You are such a fun mom. I am not. Crafting EVERY week? Wow. My girls would love you. I love your Michigan photos. We went to UP Michigan last summer and Mackinaw Island. LOVED it. I could so live there…in the summer 🙂

Charlene @ Adventures In Mommy Land - That is a cute idea…we’ll have to try that sometime soon.

Tiffany - Do people tell you Talby looks like you? I think I see it 🙂 They did a great job – must get watercolors, soon as I score a coupon. I like Pink & Green Mama thanks for the link.

Liana - Great project! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
ps- One solar system has 8 and the other 10. Did they trade planets? 🙂 (I work with numbers all day long and can’t seem to stop counting things.)

Lisa - Love this project! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn - What a GREAT idea!!! My kids will LOOOOVE doing this!!!

Cindy - Love this! And by the way, I love Talby’s freckles too!

alicia @ la famille - i love marylea’s site too. bought an ebook of her’s and have been working throught that all summer. love the space art!!

Diana Gibbs - You have to be the best Mum ever!
Love what you do with the kids.
Hugs,
Di

karen - i love them!

Dena Smiley - I have the same couch question and art project storage questions! Ha!
Love what you do– thanks!

Wendi - Love love love it!!

sue - Great craft to do. Can i ask how you keep that couch at the back of Talby’s pic so white with all the crafts that go on in your house.?

jeana - we are learning about planets this week- what a great project!

hannah - always love your crafts!! this is super awesome, love the vivid colors and textures.
xo

Ashley - What a great project! I love all the ones you find!

Colleen - Great project. Thanks for sharing. My students would love to do this!

Valerie @ Chateau A la Mode - Such a fun, messy project.

Jennifer - How fun! This is a great craft I think my little guy would enjoy doing. He’d especially love the splattering of the paint–probably more on his mommy than on the paper! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Jessica Johnson - oh i LOVE this! my oldest has been making planets mobiles on hangers all summer. boring ones w/ no paint. definitely going to do this. too cute.

se7en - Your planets are so cool, love your arty kids!!! We made hanging planets like that while back, it was so fun!!! (http://www.se7en.org.za/2010/09/24/se7en-whip-up-a-galaxy-of-paper-planets)

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Oh, Nate would this!

Tracy - Great project! But it’s so funny you should say that about Talby’s freckles – THAT was the first thing I noticed in the first picture and was going to say the SAME THING! Nothing cuter than a freckled face little girl! She’s adorable! 🙂

Gemma @ Musings of a gem - Really good idea!

Leah - This is a fabulous idea! My daughter is really into the planets right now (thank you, Nick Jr.). So I know she’ll love this craft!

Secret Mom Thoughts - Cool art project. I’m definitely doing this with the kids.

Kelley - How do you store all of these fun art projects? Do you deal with tears when you decide to no longer keep them? I always face tears and possible wailing and begging “I worked soooo hard on this and it’s so pretty and I made it can’t we keep it don’t you love me and my artwork how can you throw it away Mama?!”

Katie - Such a fun idea, I love this! ox

Chrissie grace - We will have to try this one too! My boys are really into spaceships, so we wouldhaveto add a spaceship too 🙂

Christy - Love this! I might have to copy this one. 🙂 I think my son would really enjoy it.

Dawn - Great project!! Also Talby looks like she is really growing up. =) Too cute.

Jessi - Those look awesome!

Holly - that is a great project! Love it!

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