Summer Reading Fun: How to Catch a Star

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Summer Reading Fun: How to Catch a Star

“Once there was a boy” who realized his dream of catching a star by discovering inspiration in an unexpected place. Here, we used an unexpected watercolor paint technique to set the scene for launching our own paper rocket into space to take hold of that star!

A child who reads opens a world of learning experiences. Don't close the book on this opportunity simply because school's out for summer. Encourage your kids to keep reading. Then, help them make crafts based on those books. Oh, the places your kids will go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make Your Sky: Use the foam brush to gently get water over an entire piece of watercolor paper. Use the eye dropper to drop the Blue paint onto the wet paper. (Leave some blank areas -- don’'t fill the entire paper with paint). Use the foam brush to dab the Blue watercolor paint over the blank areas. Let the paint dry.
  • 2
    Create and Decorate Spaceship: Download and print project template. Color the pieces of the template with desired markers. Cut pieces out. Cut a few thin strips of Yellow and Orange tissue paper to resemble the fire coming from the spaceship’'s engine. Glue these pieces to the bottom of the spaceship. Attach the star and spaceship to the painted paper using glue discs.
  • 3
    Share: We love seeing our customers' creativity! Send a photo of your finished project to us: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock in Snowcap & Assorted Colors of Tissue Paper
  • •Reeves 9" x 12" Watercolor Paper Pad
  • •Sargent Washable Watercolor Magic in Blue
  • •Assorted Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers
  • •Elmer's Multi Purpose Glue
  • •EKSuccess 3-D Dots Adhesive Foam Discs
  • •Eye Dropper, Scissors, Ruler & 1" Foam Brush
Download Project Template