Fantasy Planetscape

3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been studying the planets during science. So an art project exploring otherworldly aspects of the solar system was a timely option for the students.

The first step was for students to create their background. They accomplished this by splatter painting a black sheet of paper with white paint. This was to be their solar system. Next, students had to create a multi-colored painted piece of paper. This was the paper from which they would cut out their planets. Thick paint was applied to paper and while still wet, saran wrap was placed over the paper creating a crackle texture. Once dry, students cut out planets and a planet surface. Shading was added to the planets, creating shadow and a three dimensional effect. All shapes were then glued to their white, splattered background.


Mia N.


Tony F.


Tosin O.




Anden W.


Jake S.


Jacob B.


Dane B.


Peyton C.


Sashko C.


Clay W.


Bailey G.


Brayden M.


Danny H.


Sophia B.


Lilli N.


Nicholas F.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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