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!


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.


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.


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.


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 Ohio with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 12 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 and basset hound.

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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