Process Art: Watercolor Moon

The moon is a big theme this summer with the anniversary of the moon landing. I love all things space and we have had a lot of fun doing activities with space.

We have done loads of moon and planet projects and I love each new twist we make on them. We did a washi tape moon a few years ago that we loved.

I wanted to try a new moon project and watercolors have been a favorite for us the last little while. So today I have a watercolor process art moon.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have been reading about the moon again. I love the book The Moon Seems to Change. It is a great science book about the moon.

I love looking at the full moon and seeing how amazing it is. And we decided to make a full moon watercolor project to go with our reading.

What you need to make this Watercolor Moon

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

How you make the watercolor moon

First, you trace the outline of the moon with oil pastel. We used the gray color since the moon is gray. You want to make sure it is a solid line that you make to keep the water in.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next, you fill the whole area with water. You can leave some areas without water and see what different effects it makes. We did this with brushes and fingers dipped in water. There is a big area to fill so whatever works best.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we started to fill the water with different colors of black, dark gray and white watercolors. It is fun to watch the color spread through the water.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then after we had a mix we lifted up the paper and rolled the water around. It was interesting to see how the color mixed and moving on the paper. The oil pastel ring on the outside kept the water in the moon we were making.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Our final touch to our moons was the last minute painting of it. Then we put the moon aside to dry.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

We pulled out the black glitter cardstock and added white stars with a white oil pastel

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Finally after out moon was dry we cut it out and glued it onto the glitter cardstock.

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final Watercolor Process Art Moon

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Process Art: Watercolor Moon - a fun art project for a moon theme  - 3Dinosaurs.com


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About Cassie

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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