Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for Kids

I love doing new space projects. We love adding them to our growing collection. And today we are adding Mars to the list.

This is a great mix art project which we love. You have watercolors and oil pastels together to make this a fun painting project.

These planet projects have been one of the favorites on the site. It is fun to see how different each one can be.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

This is a great addition to our space activities on the site.

After watching the launch of the new Mars rover Perseverance. We decided we would have a space day. And I love just dropping and doing these themed days.

We started by reading the book Mousetronaut Goes to Mars (Paula Wiseman Books). We have loved this book for years. And it is still fun to read. What do you think a trip to Mars would be like?

We also looked up online different pictures of Mars. We noticed that Mars has several different views. We loved that each of us could do our own Mars and not be the same.

What art supplies you need for the Watercolor & Oil Pastel Mars

This is the complete list of all the items we used to make this art project. I always get asked what did you use and this is an easy list to use.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

How to make the Watercolor and Oil Pastel Planet Mars

You start off with the oil pastels on the watercolor paper. We use watercolor paper because it has a great texture to it. It will leave little spaces as you color that work great for the next step. We used black and white for the oil pastels to get the features of the planet.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

Next, we started the painting part of our art project. We used watercolors for this before it can fill in the holes left from the oil pastels and you can mix the different colors together as you paint. We used a mix of reds and orange colors while we painted.

We used a larger painting brush than what is in the watercolor paint set to make painting the larger area easier.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

After we got through with our painting we put it aside for to dry.

Then we took out the black glitter cardstock cardstock and use the white sharpie paint marker to paint stars in the sky.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

We cut out the planet after waiting for it to dry a little bit. The watercolor does dry faster than using paints.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

And finally, we put glued our planet on the black glitter cardstock. As your planet starts to dry if you see the paper rolling up then place something on top to keep it flat.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

Here is a look at our final planet Mars

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

Check out these other great space crafts and printables

Torn Paper Planets

Space Theme Wreath

Washi Tape Moon

Space Activities Pack

Sequencing Sets for Space Themes: The Planets & The Moon

Phases Of the Moon Wreath

Watercolor Moon

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Night Sky

Order of the Planets Easy Reader Book

Making Constellations

Easy Galaxy Oil Pastel Painting

Be sure to check out all the Space Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Space Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs
Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for kids - easy mix art projects for kids to do for the planet Mars. You have fun with different ages level doing the same art project- 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs

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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