Jupiter Painting for Kids

Practice creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Jupiter Painting for Kids process art activity! Your little learners will have a blast with this tape resist painting technique. Don’t forget to add this quick & easy planet craft to your next space preschool theme! 

collage of Jupiter Painting for Kids images with text: Jupiter Stripes Painting for Little KidsThis week we’re exploring Giant Planets and we’re having a blast making our very own solar system! We started with a Paper Plate Sun Painting for Kids and each day we’ve been adding a new planet. Today we’re learning all about Jupiter with this Jupiter Painting for Kids

child making stripes with tape on cardstock circle
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Jupiter is a gas giant with faint rings around it. It is known for the Great Red Spot, which is a storm that is always present on its surface. It had 67 moons, the most of all the planets. 

child using sponge and paint to make Jupiter process art
Space is such an interesting topic for little kids and what could be more fun than listening to space-themed read alouds while creating space process art? After all, little kids learn best from hands-on activities like these quick & easy planet crafts. 

child dabbing paint on process art with sponge
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child making stripes with sponge and paint
A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

child sponge painting planet process art
When we’re doing painting activities for kids, I usually pull out the heavy-duty mixed media paper. One thing I’ve learned over the years is the thicker the paper, the less it warps and bends. 

child using brayer to apply paint to Jupiter Painting for Kids activity
Because let’s face it, little kids use loads of paint. And that’s kind of the point! I want them to experiment with texture, make a mess, and explore their creativity. 

child using sponge to create stripes on Jupiter process art
Jupiter Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Circle Shape
  • Painter’s/Masking Tape
  • Paint (White, Yellow)

child spreading paint with spatula
child using spatula to spread paint on Jupiter process art
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies. 
  • Add 3-4 strips of masking tape across each child’s circle shape. 


  • Invite children to pick one color and paint a stripe between two pieces of masking tape. 
  • Pick a different color and paint that stripe. 
  • Continue to paint until the planet is covered in colors. 
  • When dry, remove the masking tape to reveal the striped Jupiter. 


  • Did the child use tape to make stripes? 
  • Which colors did he or she choose? 

child swirling paint on Jupiter process art with sponge
For this particular painting for kids activity, I gave them a brayer, bubble wrap, a spatula, old gift cards, sponges, and even a pokey ball.

child adding texture to Jupiter process art with bubble wrap
The planet inspiration photos that we got in our curriculum kit this month are wonderful. The detail is absolutely stunning and I wanted the little guy and baby girl to have lots of different materials to choose from when making their own. 

child spreading paint on Jupiter craft using spatula
We also spent a lot of time researching each of the planets and looking at images from NASA, which are of course just as beautiful. That’s an option too if you didn’t get this month’s Space & Sky theme. 

child removing tape from Jupiter process art
Either way, your preschool and kindergarten learners will definitely fall in love with this quick & easy planet craft. 

Jupiter Process Art for Kids
The tape resist technique couldn’t have been more perfect for making “Jupiter Stripes!” And of course, don’t forget to do a little bit of research with your kiddos to find out what causes Jupiter’s stripes. I promise it’s super fascinating!  

Jupiter Painting for Kids
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our space & sky theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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