Nebula craft with your kid at home for fun


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Nebula Craft at home with your child Once your child has made a nebula ask them: Is this a Dark Nebula, Emission Nebula, Planetary Nebula, Reflection Nebula, or Supernova (Remnant) . Have them give you details why.
Ingredients: A bottle/jar with a lid (check dollar tree) A few cotton balls Some food coloring, blue is best, but any colors you want. Nebulae come in a lot of different colors Those are the minimum basics but you can add some more stuff for fun: Glitter of any color Small beads Small jewels
Step 1: Put some water in your container. Fill it about half way.
Then add a drop of blue food coloring. Or you can choose another color. But blue is a good place to start. Do NOT stir
Tear up a couple of cotton balls and put them in the container.
Add some more water. You can fill it almost all the way up if you want. If not and you want to try more colors, follow next 2 steps after putting in more water, then double back to this step.
Next add another drop or two of the food coloring. Use the blue again or maybe some red. But don't stir the bottle now.
Let this new drop of food coloring settle on its own. It will create a wonderful nebula look.
Now add some of the details like glitter. And then add some more torn up cotton! The glitter will tend to float.
But if you add cotton after wards then you can use that to push the glitter down.
Then have some fun adding other details if you like. Beads, jewels, gems or how about a tiny figure? The sky is the limit :)
Don't forget to have your child explain why it is the nebula they say it is. What star or lack of stars is at its center? What happened to create it!
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