Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting

We have been doing some small activities with space. Today we learned about galaxies. There are many different types of galaxies out there. They come in 5 different types. We had fun learning about them and doing this galaxy painting.

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

We read the book Galaxies, Galaxies!. it has lots of information about galaxies for you to learn about. I really like Gail Gibbons books. She does a great job with them.

This talks about the start of where we learned about galaxies and how people learned about them in different times. I love how the book progresses about how you learn about galaxies.

What you need for this activity: black construction paper and colored oil pastel sticks.

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

First they picked what one what galaxy types they wanted to make. They looked at the book to see what one they wanted to try. They had the 5 types in the book.

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

We used the oil pastels to make our galaxies stand out on the black paper. They made their galaxies and added stars around them.

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

After they finished we compared their pictures to the types in the book that they had created.

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

We had tons of fun making galaxies! It is easy and fun to do and works for various ages of kids. Here is a look at our final picture:

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting - a fun galaxy activity for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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1 Response to Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting

  1. Heather H says:

    Looks like fun! One of my girls is really interested in space, and loves to draw. We’ve never had pastels here, so I think I have to get my hands on some, plus the book you mention. Thanks for the idea!

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