Tune in every Tuesday at 2 pm on Instagram Live as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections.
This time on the ROMKids Show we look up in the sky above us and learn about constellations! Educator Julie Tomé joins us to talk about the stories in the stars, and tells us the history of her favourites. Along the way, we’ll make our own sticker relief constellations using watercolours and salt!
- watercolour paint and brush
- low-tac star stickers
- large grain salt
2. Then take your watercolours and paint a night sky right over top of your stickers. Use darker colours like purples, blues, and blacks to get an interesting midnight sky.
3. With the watercolours still wet, sprinkle the salt over top of your painting. The salt will absorb the water and leave a dappled look on your painting, sort of like the stars we can’t see in deep space.
As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has.