Can I create an image using unusual tools and objects?


  • Paper (can be construction paper (Navy, purple, or black are best) or Painted paper
  • white paint
  • flour or cornstarch
  • round bottle caps (various sizes are fine)


  1. Using either dark construction paper or painted paper, have student trace a circle using a bowl.
  2. Paint the stars: students can either use a q tip, or flick white paint on paper using an old toothbrush or paintbrush.
  3. Mix white paint and flour or cornstarch to thicken up paint.
  4. Student will use different tools (spoon, butter knife, scrap piece of cardboard) to scoop paint and spread into circle shape.
  5. Using a bottle cap make circular indents to show the craters on the moon.
  6. Let dry
  7. Take a photo and submit on Schoology or email Ms. Thompson at