It was a fun and quite simple, though there is some prep work for the adults.
water colors (we used a crayola washable water colors palette)
water color paper
scissors or razor blade
iron and board
Freezer paper is something meat gets wrapped in a lot. It's a paper with one side that is plastic coated on one side, which makes it perfect for temporarily fusing it to paper or fabric for projects.
Step 1: Cut a piece of freezer paper slightly bigger than your water color paper. Trace a circle onto the paper and cut it out.
Step 2: Cut a piece of parchment paper larger than the freezer paper (this is to protect your ironing board from the melting plastic)
|I used large sheets of water color paper and quartered them|
|the one on the left I had to re-iron to get rid of the bubbles|
Step 4: Paint the circle. Brushing plain water onto the paper first until it bends slightly off the table is the best way to start. Then add you colors, I like to go from light to dark colors but whatever you and the kids like is fine.
Step 5: While the paper is still damp sprinkle salt on top.
Step 6: Allow to dry then brush all the salt off, and gently peel off the freezer paper.
Step 7: Name your space cloud!
This idea was inspired by these awesome Tiny Nebulas shown in this video: