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 process art watercolor moon that is super easy for all ages to make.
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. But I think this new watercolor moon will be my favorite.
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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
This is a list of all the supplies that we used to make this watercolor moon art project.
- watercolor paper with circle drawn on it
- oil pastels
- black glitter cardstock
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.
Next, you fill the whole area moon 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.
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.
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.
Our final touch to our moon is to add any last-minute details to our watercolor moon. This might be adding darker colors in areas on the moon. Then we put the moon aside to dry.
Finally, after out moon was dry we cut it out and glued it onto the glitter cardstock night sky background.
Here is a look at our final Process Art Watercolor Moon
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