Here is our very own Solar System for the kids to play with and learn more about our planets.
My daughter and her friend really loved making these. The girls have been very fascinated about Sun and the eight planets. I talked to them about how different each planet is in size and color. We saw some lovely images of each planet on the website Views of the Solar System. To help them better understand their size relatively, I wanted to have an hands on activity for them. So, I picked up some styrofoam balls in varying sizes. The sizes are not to scale, but are relative. Then the girls painted the balls err I mean their planets.
After we had finished painting all the planets, the girls pointed out that we had forgotten the sun. Sigh! We had no stryofoam balls left so painted a paper plate yellow-orange for our Sun. Here’s a look at our own planets
Other Solar System Kids crafts:
- Kids at Pink and Green Mama made their planets with watercolors by splatter painting.
- Learn how to make some colorful paper planets at Se7en.
- Make Paper Mache planets over at Red Ted Art.
- Kids will love making playdough planets like the ones at Childhood Beckons.
Check out this clickable collage (just click the images to reach the posts!) with more solar system crafts and activities