Beaux – and – arrow ( fun craft for boys or decorating a boys room)
I taught this class of how to decorate a boys room in a space theme.
The above was the painting the mums class did for their boys room.
Similar to past “out of space” blog.
The white paint flicked off end of old toothbrush worked well to splatter the stars in the back ground or use spray paint.
Working off a navy or black painted canvas or wood is best.
During these past school holidays I continued space theme with my holiday art programme. After 105 kids paintings this month I’m a tad exhausted. Hence- I haven’t done a blog for a while.
It was loads of fun though- and when you say to the boys – ” here is a can of spray paint, wood , hammer and nails….” Their eyes light up!!
To do the above rocket ship with your kids , you need
– Piece of wood
-nails and hammer
– white and black spray paint
– ball of string
– paint brushes
Draw this basic rocket ship onto blank paper. Put a big dot on every main corner of artwork as seen above.
Paint piece of wood navy or black.dry paint.
Place this drawing of rocket ship onto centre of wood.
Get child to hammer a nail through the paper into the wood. Nails go into every dot you have drawn on corners of rocket ship.
Only hammer nails half way in to allow space to wind string around the nails to construct rocket ship
Once nails are all in position, pull paper off. You can rip it off over the nails and throw it away as you don’t need it again.
Wind string around each nail. Keep string taught and knot ends to start and finish.
I’m working on a giant birthday calander painting at the moment. Not complete … It’s very big as you can see , in comparison to my 7 year olds height.
The whole out of space mural idea is great for a boys room wall if you are game enough to go that big! Either onto a navy feature wall or a giant canvas.
On the opposite wall you could hang the rocket ship string craft.
On the ceiling stick glow in the dark stars. I heard of one mum who wrote words in glow in the dark stars like ” mum loves you!”
Kids go to sleep seeing that affirmation glowing in the dark every night. How gorgeous.
If you want to personalize the planet scene with childs name or as I did- months of the year,( to make a calender) use white carbon paper to transfer onto dark surface. Print words off computer with font of your choice.
I did these in gold leaf. Kids love to do this and it’s easy to do free hand.
Hopefully this will give you lots of inspiration for either an “out of space” themed bedroom for kids or a craft for kids ( or both).