World of Space Art for Preschool

Welcome to the wonderful world of space art for preschoolers! Engaging your child in space-themed art projects is a fun and educational way to ignite their curiosity about the universe. Not only do these projects provide an opportunity for your child to express their creativity, but they also help develop important preschool skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, color recognition, and spatial awareness.


From simple projects like handprint rockets to more advanced creations like cosmic clay art, the possibilities are endless. Your child can learn about the solar system, constellations, and more through sensory play, educational crafts, and sensory space play.

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Basic Space Art for Preschool

Space Art For Preschool

Handprint Rockets

Create a rocket ship using paint and your child's handprint as the base for a fun craft that launches their creativity to space!

Handprint Rockets

Paper Plate UFOs

Encourage your child's imagination by painting or coloring paper plates to create their own flying saucers.

Sponge Painted Stars

Sponge Painted Stars

Have your child dip sponges into paint and press them onto paper to create a beautiful starry night sky.

Sponge Painted Stars

Glitter Galaxy

Glitter Galaxy

Let your child create a sparkling galaxy by painting black paper with water and then sprinkling glitter all over it.

Glitter Galaxy

Rocket Ship Finger Painting

Watch your child reach for the stars as they use their fingers to paint a rocket ship launching into space.

Stamped Moon Craft

Use a paper towel roll dipped in white paint to stamp a crescent moon onto black paper with your child for a fun DIY project.

Tissue Paper Planets

Tissue Paper Planets

Have your child tear up different colored tissue paper and glue it onto a planet shape to create their own planets.

Tissue Paper Planet

Paper Mache Moon

Create a fun science experiment with your child by blowing up a balloon, covering it in paper mache, and painting it to look like the moon.

Paper Mache Moon

Space Collage

Encourage your child's creativity by having them cut out pictures of space objects from magazines and create a collage that's out of this world!

Moon Rock Painting

Transform ordinary rocks into mini-moon surfaces with your child by painting them like moon rocks.

Outer Space Crafts

Cardboard Spaceship

Cardboard Spaceship

Blast off into space with your child by cutting out a cardboard spaceship shape and decorating it with markers, stickers, and paint!

Felt Planet Mobile

Felt Planet Mobile

Let your child's imagination soar as they cut out planet shapes from felt and string them together to create a colorful and fun mobile.

Starry Night Lanterns

Create a magical and starry night with your child by using jars and tissue paper to make beautiful lanterns with twinkling designs.

Constellation Viewer

Listen to your child's excitement as they use a cardboard tube and poke holes in it to create a constellation viewer and discover the mysteries of the stars!

Space Helmet

Space Helmet

Watch your child become an astronaut as they use paper mache or paper cups to create their own space helmet for imaginative play.

Solar System Hat

Make learning about the planets fun by creating a hat with planets and stars using colored construction paper with your child.

Moon Phase Garland

Moon Phase Garland

Let your child's creativity shine by cutting out moon phases from construction paper and stringing them together to make a beautiful and educational garland.

Planet Suncatchers

Planet Suncatchers

Bring some space into your home with your child by creating suncatchers with planet shapes using contact paper and tissue paper.

Alien Headband

Encourage your child's imagination by using a headband and pipe cleaners to create an alien antennae headband that's out of this world!

Spacecraft Bookmark

Let your child's love for space travel take off using cardboard or foam shapes to create a spacecraft bookmark for their favorite books.

Sensory Space Play

Galaxy Slime

Galaxy Slime

Watch your child's creativity zoom into space as they mix glitter, food coloring, and clear glue to create a galaxy-themed slime!

Moon Sand

Have your child zoom off to the moon with sensory moon sand made from flour, baby oil, and food coloring for a tactile experience.

Starry Night Rice

Let your child's imagination soar by dyeing rice with food coloring and adding glitter to create a starry night sensory bin.

Space Play Dough

Encourage your child's love for space by mixing black play dough with glitter and stars to create a space-themed dough.

Milky Way Water Beads

Milky Way Water Beads

Have your child dive into a sensory bin with a Milky Way feel by adding black water beads and silver glitter.

Moon Dust Sensory Bin

Create a sensory bin with moon dust feel by mixing flour, salt, and glitter for a tactile experience.

Rocket Ship Sensory Bottle

Rocket Ship Sensory Bottle

Help your child blast off into space by filling a clear bottle with silver glitter and rocket ship toys for a sensory experience.

Alien Slime

Watch your child's imagination take off as they mix green food coloring, googly eyes, and clear glue to create an alien slime.

Shooting Star Sensory Bag

Create a shooting star sensory bag by filling a clear bag with blue hair gel and star sequins for a calming sensory experience.

Space Ice Painting

Space Ice Painting

Get creative and teach your child about the beauty of space by freezing colored water and using it to paint space-themed art.

Space Themed Educational Crafts

Planet Mobile

Let your child's creativity soar by creating a mobile with the planets in order of distance from the sun for an out-of-this-world craft.

Phases of the Moon Flipbook

Teach your child about the phases of the moon by creating a flipbook that shows the moon in different shapes and sizes.

Solar System Puzzle

Help your child learn about the planets by creating a solar system puzzle with planet shapes and their names for a fun and educational activity.

Name the Constellations

Listen to your child's excitement as they use a star chart to create a game where they have to name different constellations.

Astronaut ID Card

Inspire your child's imagination by creating an ID card with information about an imaginary astronaut, such as their name, age, and mission.

Diy Telescope

DIY Telescope

Create a simple telescope with cardboard tubes and lenses to observe the night sky and encourage your child's curiosity.

Moon Phases Oreo Activity

Moon Phases Oreo Activity

Make learning about the moon phases fun and yummy by using Oreos to teach your child about manipulating the cream.

Moon Surface Map

Encourage your child's creativity and teach them about the moon's surface by creating a map using a foam ball and different materials for craters and mountains.

Solar System Scale Model

Teach your child about the size and distances of the planets by creating a scale model of the solar system with different sized balls.

Planetary Puppets

Planetary Puppets

Let your child's imagination take off by creating puppets of the different planets and using them to act out space-themed stories.

Advanced Space Art

Galaxy Painting

Watch your child's creativity soar as they use different colors and techniques to create a beautiful galaxy-themed painting out of this world!

Lunar Landscapes

Lunar Landscapes

Encourage your child's love for the moon by using different materials such as sand, rocks, and paint to create a 3D lunar landscape that's tactile and fun.

Glow in the Dark Stars

Add some magic to your child's room by painting stars with glow-in-the-dark paint and sticking them on the ceiling for a nighttime surprise that's glowing and fun.

Constellation Embroidery

Create a beautiful and unique constellation design with your child using embroidery thread on black fabric for a fun, and educational space themed art work.

Cosmic Clay Art

Cosmic Clay Art

Watch your child's imagination take off as they use air-dry clay to create 3D space-themed sculptures that are out of this world!

Black Hole Art

Create a swirling black hole design with black paint and a straw with your child for a fun and unique art project.

Starry Night Wall Hanging

Starry Night Wall Hanging

Encourage your child's creativity by creating a fabric wall hanging with a starry night design using fabric paint and glitter for a beautiful and sparkly piece of art.

Solar System Pillow

Solar System Pillow

Help your child learn about the planets by creating a pillow with the planets and their names using fabric paint and felt for a fun and educational craft.

Space-themed Mosaic

Let your child's creativity shine by using small pieces of colored paper or foam to create a mosaic with a space theme for a beautiful and unique piece of art.

Diy Planetarium

DIY Planetarium

Inspire your child's love for the night sky by creating a DIY planetarium with a cardboard box, flashlight, and star chart for a fun and educational way to observe the stars.

Space art for preschool is an incredible way to explore the universe and foster your child's creativity and education. With a variety of projects ranging from basic art activities to advanced space art, there's something for every child to enjoy. So why not blast off on a space art adventure with your child today?


Torn Paper Planets
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Torn Paper Planets

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+3

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Today we have some torn paper planets! There were really fun to make. We did not make planets in our solar system we made planets we thought we would find exploring space. One thing I love about torn paper crafts is that it works on fine motor skills while creative art.

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Planet Sun Catchers
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Planet Sun Catchers

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+3

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We talk about the stars, constellations, the moon, and the planets. They wonder aloud what planets are like, why they’re there, how long they’ve been there . . . and about a million other questions that preschoolers like to ask! While I don’t have all the answers, I love the chance to turn their big questions into learning opportunities. I decided I would help them visualize the sun and our solar system with this planet sun catcher activity.

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Marbled Planets Art
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Marbled Planets Art

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+3

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The marbled planets among the stars inspired my daughter and I when we were creating this preschool space craft. We used the popular marbled shaving cream painting method to replicate the look of the marbled planets and then set them on a black background with gold glitter “stars” to really make this beautiful Marbled Planet Artwork stand out!

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Constellation Process Art
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Constellation Process Art

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+3 

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Items likely found at home


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Inspired by the beautiful colors and night skies of fall, we made this lovely constellation process art. Not feeling like using the usual paintbrush or stamp techniques for art, we scoured the house for new tools to experiment with, and found we had everything we needed right in our own kitchen!

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Easy Galaxy Painting
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Easy Galaxy Painting

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+3

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Items likely found at home

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Easy Galaxy Painting for Kids (or adults), Simple and Fun! Any colors can be used, either a combination of warm colors (reds, yellows, etc.) or a combination of cold colors (blue, green, etc.) Anything can be used for circular shapes (cups, plates, bowls, etc.) Splatters can be done with a paint brush or a tooth brush. This can be painted on anything (poster board which can be picked up at the dollar store, canvas, cardboard, etc.)

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