MACA presents

Space

Summer

Exploration

2021

Kids' Art Camp

Summer

Space

Exploration

Monroe Area Council for the Arts is hosting a virtual kids' art camp, where children from the community can watch videos and access information as well as demonstrations of fun art activities all relating to space exploration. Anyone can access the videos from right here on the MACA website or MACA's YouTube channel this summer. Ideally, these videos are for students ages Kindergarten - 4th grade. Students will need assistance gathering the materials from the supplied material list and may need hands-on help during the art creation process. The video links and each supply list can be found below along with each video. Students can also upload photos of their completed art projects to be shared on MACA’s website and social media pages.

 

Lesson 1: Reading: “How to Catch a Star”

 

Project 1: Salt Dough Stars

This video is made for Space Exploration Art Camp 2021 (Lesson 1: Activity that pairs with "How to Catch a Star" read aloud video by Mrs. Patty.)

Suggestion: Watch the video first, then collect materials, then follow along.

Materials:

1/2 cup salt

1 cup of flour

1/4 cup of water (more as needed)

Acrylic paint

Straw (for making a hole) 

Bake 250 degrees for two hours and let cool before painting.

 

Lesson 3: Reading: "Luna Lucy and the Planets"

 

 

Project 3: Marbled Planets

This video is made for Space Exploration Art Camp 2021 (Lesson 3: Activity that pairs with "Luna Lucy and the Planets" read aloud video by Mrs. Patty.)

 

Suggestion: Watch the video first, then collect materials, then follow along.

Materials:

6 paper plates

white cardstock (to cut out three planets)

White shaving cream

acrylic paint (blue, red, purple, yellow)

Gift card or something to scrape with

glue stick

black background like construction paper or matte board

 

Lesson 5: Reading: "The Darkest Dark"

 

Project 5: Galaxy Slime

This video is made for Art Camp 2021 (Lesson 5: Activity that pairs with "The Darkest Dark" read aloud video by Mrs. Patty.)

Suggestion: Watch the video first, then collect materials, then follow along.

Materials:

BLACK SLIME:

1-6oz black glitter glue

1/4 cup of water

3 tbsp saline solution

1.5 tbsp baking soda

purple and blue food coloring

gold glitter

 

BLUE SLIME

1-6oz clear glue

1/4 cup of water

3 tbsp saline solution

1.5 tbsp baking soda

blue food coloring

red glitter

 

PURPLE SLIME

1-6oz clear glue

1/4 cup of water

3 tbsp saline solution

1.5 tbsp baking soda

purple food coloring

glitter

Lesson 2: Reading: “There’s No Place Like Space”

 

Project 2: Galaxy Hand Print  

This video is made for the Space Exploration Art Camp 2021 (Lesson 2: activity to be paired with the read aloud video "There's No Place Like Space" by Mrs. Patty).

Suggestion: Watch the video first, then collect materials, then follow along.

Materials:

Black cardstock or matte board

Copy paper or construction paper of any color

Scotch tape

Purple and blue spray paint

white tempera or acrylic paint

water

White paint pen or silver sharpie

Tape

Purple, blue, white spray paint

Lesson 4: Reading: "Moustronaut"

 

Project 4: Jetpack

This video is made for the Space Exploration Art Camp 2021 (Lesson 4: Activity that pairs with "Moustronaut" read aloud video by Mrs. Patty.)

Suggestion: Watch the video first, then collect materials, then follow along.

Materials:

2-2liter bottles

2 plastic solo cups

silver spray paint

ribbon for straps

square piece of cardboard or matte board

hot glue gun and sticks

red, yellow, and orange tissue paper

This summer arts program is brought to you by

East Tennessee Foundation and Grubb Sumner grant.