Practice creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Uranus Process Art for kids! Your little learners will have lots of fun exploring unique textures and techniques while creating this engaging and hands-on planet craft. Don’t forget to add this open-ended art experience to your next space preschool theme!
This 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 Uranus with this Uranus Process Art!
Uranus is a cold and windy gas giant. It has 27 moons. Uranus is a light bluish-green color and has rings. It would take many years to reach Uranus.
We learned that Uranus is very far away from Earth and that even in the fastest rocket ship it would take many years to get there.
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Uranus is a so-called “ice giant,” so for today’s quick & easy planet craft, we got creative with blue cellophane. Can you guess what we did?
If you’re interested in making your own Uranus Process Art, then definitely keep reading!
Uranus Process Art
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Blue Cellophane
- Blue Paper
- Black Paper
Here’s how to do it
- Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What do you notice about the photo?
- Uranus is an ice giant. How can you use the cellophane to make ice?
- How can you cut a circle? Will you trace a circle on the paper and then cut it out?
- Will you cut or tear the cellophane and glue it on?
- Did the child explore cutting different textures such as paper and cellophane?
- Did the child pick up the textures and glue them to his or her planet design?
The little guy grabbed aluminum foil to make stars. I have bins filled with left-overs from our curriculum kits that the kiddos can use for process art, tinkering, etc.
Making planets with preschoolers is an engaging and hands-on way to learn about our solar system while also practicing important early learning skills.
And of course, process art is a wonderful way to do exactly that! Open-ended art focuses on the experience, not the outcome, and gives preschoolers and kindergartners the freedom and flexibility to explore their creativity without boundaries.
Giving little kids the opportunity to experiment with different materials and techniques is great for encouraging problem-solving skills.
If something doesn’t work out the way they had hoped, kiddos are free to rethink their approach and try it again. It’s nothing less than amazing how much little kids learn through play.
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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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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