Inspired by the Spheres in Space lesson over at Art Project for Kids, I adapted it to include a sparkly galaxy and cut-out planets.
Step 1: Fold a 12" x 18" white paper in half. Using various sized round containers, trace 5-6 circles onto the sheet of paper (only half the sheet). Cut out circles and use remaining paper as a mat to protect the table.
Step 2: Color and blend colored chalk onto circles, blending right off the edges.
Step 3: Using white chalk, color in one edge of the circle to create a highlight. Blend with fingers. Then, with black chalk, color the opposite side (working with the round edges) creating a shadow.
Step 4: Splatter paint a 12" x 18" sheet of black paper. I like to offer glitter paint as well as white paint as options.
Step 5: Glue planets to galaxy.