Download the Galaxy image below (attachment 1).
Lay out a glitter sheet or a blue poster board sheet cut to size with white paint starfield.
Mix white paint with a little water and paint a soft white for the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Let dry.
Dip medium-size brush into Elmer's glue and paint the center area with the glue.
Take white glitter and sprinkle over wet glue center of the galaxy.
Then form the yellow glow around the center by painting more Elmer's glue around the edge of the center and carefully sprinkle yellow or gold glitter over the wet glue.
Use your brush and finger tips to gently press in and spread out the glitter.
Mix more watered-down white paint and form the spiral arms with the brush to give the arms a soft, filmy look (see attachment 2).
This will serve as a base to put the glue and glitter over. Let dry. Pour out some Elmer's glue on a small sheet of paper, dip brush in glue and paint the glue over the spiral arms.
Sprinkle white glitter over the wet glue on the arms, pressing and spreading gently with fingertips. Allow to dry.
For the Milky Way view from Earth design, I followed the same directions from above when using the wet glue and glitter only using a different design of the Milky Way path across the sky. Be sure to paint a watered-down white base of paint all along the path of the Milky Way. This will give the effect of a soft white glow under and around the edges of the glitter. Mix the blue and black acrylic paint together for a dark blue hue. By looking at the photo, paint the dust fields along the path in the galaxy with the dark blue paint mixture. Let dry. Dip brush into the glue and lightly paint over the dark blue areas. Sprinkle blue glitter over the wet glue. I added white rhinestones randomly to give the effect of stars.
Of course, you can pick any nebula or galaxy that you find online or in a book and create something different from the Milky Way galaxy. Load up on glitter and glue and be creative!