Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art

I love doing planet earth activities. They are a fun way to remember where we live and just how big our planet is.

Last year we did a finger-painted earth and had a lot of fun with it. We decide to change it up and do a watercolor one this year.

The watercolor Planet Earth process art is a great way to explore how colors spread in the water while doing a fun activity.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have done several craft and painting projects similar to this. We have done planets and moons.

But I always love adding a twist on how we make it. We have been having a blast with watercolors and different ways to use them and how it changes a project when you do it differently.

What you need for this activity

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we did this painting project

I made the circles on the watercolor paper before we started. That made it easy to just start into the project. We started right into drawing in pencil the continents on the Earth.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we outlined our planets in blue, white, and green oil pastels. This was to keep the water from mixing in different areas. We used white for the icecap and Antarctica.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we did the painting part of the project.

We painted the area with just water. You fill in the whole area that you want to paint. You want it to be raised up a little bit and bubble in that area. We use a brush that is only used for water and keep that water and brush clean.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you add color. You can do the area, draw lines or any way you want. It is fun to watch the color spread. We used a mix of greens and browns for land and blues for the ocean.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

You repeat the steps above for each area. It is fun to see how the color spreads through the water as you progress around the Earth. If your paper starts to curl up don’t be afraid to use something to make it stay flat.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

We let our Earths dry for a bit and then started on the background. We use black glitter cardstock and made stars with a white sharpie paint marker.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

We then cut our Earths and glued them onto the paper. It is fun to see how the earth looks on the black glitter paper.

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final Project

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Planet Earth Process Art - An easy and fun art project for planet Earth using watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Planet Earth Activities:

  • Model Magic Earth
  • Paper Roll Stamped Earth for Earth Day
  • Easy To Make Finger Painted Planet Earth

  • Check out all the Earth Day Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

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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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