Saturn Painting for Kids

Saturn Painting for Kids is perfect for practicing important fine motor skills and exploring dramatic play. You’re definitely going to want to add this quick and easy planet craft to your next space preschool theme! 

collage of Saturn Painting for Kids images with text: Saturn 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 Saturn with this Saturn Painting for Kids

Saturn is a gas giant. It is known for its many rings made of rock and ice. 

child coloring on cardstock circle using watercolor crayon
We’re just about finished with our quick and easy planet crafts and today we’re learning about Saturn and its rings. Did you know that Saturn spins so fast that the rings around it are flat? That’s just one of the fascinating things that we learned today! 

child using water brush pen to blend watercolors
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Saturn painting process art
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Saturn painting for kids using watercolors
I can still hear the little guy and baby girl singing the adorable song that we learned today: 

The rings on Saturn are ice and rock,
ice and rock, ice and rock. 
The rings on Saturn are ice and rock, 
‘Round and ’round they go.

child making Saturn art using watercolor crayons
To make our Saturn Painting for Kids, we dug out the watercolor crayons. Have you ever used watercolor crayons with your little kids? I love them because of the vibrant watercolor effect. And what’s not to love about that, right? 

child using water brush pen to blend watercolors
Blending is quick and easy with water brush pens and by the time we were finished, both the little guy and baby girl were pros. That said, you could totally just use crayons/markers or even regular paint. Whatever works for you and your little learners!  

child blending watercolors using water brush pen
We just happened to be in the mood to paint and today’s quick and easy planet craft seemed like the perfect opportunity to do exactly that!  

Saturn Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Circle Shape
  • Yarn
  • Crayons/Markers (or Paint)
  • Tape

Here’s how to do it

Discuss

  • What does it mean to wrap something? 

Make

  • Decorate and color the circle shape as desired. 
  • Tape one end of the yarn to the shape. 
  • Wrap the yarn tightly around the shape. Secure the yarn by tying or taping.  

Play

  • Create a story about traveling to Saturn. 

Observe

  • Did the child easily wrap the yarn around the cutout?
  • How did he or she describe the process? 

child using water brush pen to make Saturn Painting for Kids
child blending watercolors with water brush pen
After we finished decorating our circle shapes to look like Saturn, we wrapped yarn around them to make rings. 

Saturn Painting for Kids process art
One thing to keep in mind with the Make & Play activities is they’re of course meant to be played with. Because of that, I planned this activity in two parts. 

Saturn process art for little kids
We did the making part right before we went outside so that our projects would have enough time to dry and the playing part when we came back inside.  

Saturn process art wrapped with yarnSaturn Painting for Kids wrapped with yarn
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collage of Saturn Painting for Kids images with text: Saturn Watercolor Painting for Kids