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June 30, 2011

Star Burst Craft using Fork Painting

Have you seen this video of the size comparison of our Planets and the Stars?? It is amazing! If you ever want a good perspective on just how small we are on this little Planet Earth, this movie is definitely worth watching.



I have watched it with my kids several times and they are truly mesmerized by how huge all these stars are in comparison to our own Sun. Since our Sun has been shining so bright lately, I thought it would be fun to do a craft I am calling Star Bursts. We used a plastic fork to create the sun rays, super fun!!


Materials you will need:
-white sheet of card stock paper
-3 different sized circle lids (I used small, medium, large)
-orange and yellow crayon
-yellow paint
-plastic fork

Directions:
1. Trace circles onto your white paper making sure to use several different shapes to represent the different sizes of stars.



2. Color each circle yellow and orange.



3. Pause for a moment to pick up the disastrous mess your baby girl made when you weren't paying attention to her. hahaha


4. Use the yellow paint and a plastic fork to paint the sun rays around each star and let it dry.



Looks pretty awesome, right??!!


Here is the completed project completely dry.


Andy wanted to add some glitter to his so we tried adding dabs of gold glitter glue and smearing them around the outsides of the stars. I actually prefer how it looks without the glitter but thought I'd throw out some additional ideas.


My kids loved the fork painting and I'm already thinking of different ideas to use this technique. I also loved the mixture of crayons with paint. If you try this fork painting idea I'd love to see what you create.

Happy Crafting!!

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11 comments:

Mimi said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so cute and cheerful! My kids are grown but I want to make one - looks like so much fun.
Glad you shared this at A Creative Princess!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute and clever. I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and being a follower. I really do appreciate it and I'm becoming a follower of your blog as well. Have a nice day :)

ReadyOrNot said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so creative! Following from CP blog hop! You can check out my blog at http://readyornot-newyear.blogspot.com/

Brag All About It said... Best Blogger Tips

cute! my lil guy is only 2 but i can't wait to do projects with him!

i'm your newest follower on GFC! following from the thursday hop! Would love a follow back and say hello!
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Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute idea to do with your kiddos! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute and happy! Thank you so much for linking up!

ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ/Putti Amma said... Best Blogger Tips

We have used forks to make grass, making sun rays is such a cute idea, love it!!
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Art For Little Hands said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea. They turned out so cute.

Rhiannon said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea, I'm going to try this with my little ones, they love art. following you so I can steal your ideas to keep my kiddies occupied during the summer!

Art For Little Hands said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing this on my blog party. I hope you come back later today and share something more.

virginia said... Best Blogger Tips

Un monton de soles esplendidos jaja!!!besitos virgi