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Kids Craft: Pearl Rain Nebulae

by | February 24th, 2016 | 2

Dana Tatar shares how to create sparkling bottled nebula using ColorBox Pearl Rain and Spritzers. This project is a great way to get kids excited about space!

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a fun kids craft using the NEW ColorBox® Pearl Rain Spray. My daughters have been asking a lot of questions about the solar system. As a parent, this both excites and scares me! I’m not an expert on the topic of space, so I’m having a blast learning right along with my children. I thought it would be great to pair some simple space facts with a quick and easy hands-on art project to create these colorful nebulae. I combined ColorBox® Pearl Rain Spray, ColorBox® Spritzers, and Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar with water and cotton balls to design our own imitation of interstellar clouds of dust, gas and stars. I had a lot of fun sneaking some learning into this project and my girls are enjoying explaining their nebulae to their friends. It’s a win-win!

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ColorBox® Pearl Rain is a subtle, sparkling pearl-toned mist. The addition of 1 milliliter of Pearl Rain to 2 ounces of water yields a beautiful opalescent solution.

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To color to the shimmery solution, use a dropper to add 0.5 milliliter of ColorBox® Sprtizers Spray. Note: My girls chose their favorite colors of spray ink for their nebula. ColorBox® Spritzers are available in 14 colors.

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To assemble a nebula, fill a container with layers of tinted Pearl Rain solution, pulled cotton balls, and Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar. Repeat the layers until the container is full. Note: Add water between any layer to lighten the color of the Pearl Rain Solution. A wood skewer was a helpful too for mixing the color solution and arranging the cotton balls.

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Although the Twinkle Dust is most visible above, the finished nebulae are super shimmery. Try layering several colors of Spritzers Spray for a truly unique look!

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Other Supplies: Plastic Tubes, Cotton Balls, Water

 

About Dana Tatar

6Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.

2 Responses to Kids Craft: Pearl Rain Nebulae

  1. Julie Tucker says:

    ohhhhhhh this is fabulous!!!!!!

  2. Julie Tucker says:

    Ohhhhhhhhh these are fabulous!!!!!

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