Today’s craft is literally out of this world, far far into the galaxy! Having a Space themed Vacation Bible School is probably one of the most popular VBS themes of all. So this year I wanted to share a fun DIY galaxy painting craft we made for any Galaxy/Space themed VBS!
What I love about this project, it’s perfect for kids of any age. This is a great 2 day craft to keep the kids busy and stay on budget. I would recommend doing this craft the first day of VBS and finishing it off the second day. I had a little helper today, my 6 year old son, since I wanted to show that this is a fun yet pretty simple craft to make!
DIY galaxy painting supplies:
- 6 inch Darice Wooden Embroidery Hoops
- Wax Paper
- Studio 71 Paint Brushes
- Studio 71 Paint Trays
- Darice Craft Paint
- Darice Glitter Paint
Let’s start this project off by writing the kids names on the back of their wax paper and embroidery hoops with a sharpie. This will help the kids find their projects later on.
Now let’s tear off some wax paper. The wax paper size needs to be bigger then your embroidery hoop.
Fold wax paper in half to create a line the kids can work off of.
Now that they have folded the paper over and created a line down the middle, next they can start adding their paint. We used basic craft paint in black, purple, blues, and pink.
Tell your little explores they will need to keep their paint on the left side of the wax paper. Make sure to tell them, they need to spread the paint out like the picture below.
Next, fold the wax paper over again. Be sure to have them rub their hands all over the folded piece, so the paint will cover nicely.
Great job little explorer!!
Once they have spread their paint out it’s time to carefully open the wax paper back up and see their design!
Wow that’s look amazing!
Now have them dip their paint brush in white paint, then splatter the white paint onto the wax paper. This will create little stars for your galaxy.
Flicking the paint brush with their fingers create a great effect as well!
Look at all these amazing galaxy’s we have created for this project! The best part, none of them will look the same, they’ve created their own little pieces of art!
It takes about an hour to dry, so if you have time you could probably finish the craft up in one day. But if you don’t you can finish it up the next day. The kids will be so excited to come back the next day to finish up their DIY galaxy painting project.
(Optional). If you want to take this a step further with the older kids and you have time, you can have them paint their embroidery hoops. I just love the look and really think it’s a great touch.
Ok you’ve let your DIY galaxy painting dry, it’s time to finish this craft up!
Lay the second piece of your embroidery hoop down, then…
Place your galaxy wax paper on top.
Unscrew the top of your embroidery hoop so it will fit over the second piece easily.
Make sure to push it down tight over the wax paper!
Flip over and cut off the extra wax paper.
Let’s add one final touch, some sparkle! We used some galaxy glitter paint for this step.
Look at that face, he’s super proud of his project! He’s created his own little galaxy!
If you’re looking for another fun embroidery hoop craft, then check out this DIY dream catcher project I made last month!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.