Monday, 30 July 2012

Planet Mobile

This activity is a great way to learn about the planets, their colours and their order.

Materials Needed

  • Planet printout (Get it here)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Coloured Paper
  • Colour pencils
  • Two Popsicle sticks


  1. Glue the two Popsicle sticks together to form an 'X' and put it to the side to dry.
  2. Colour in all the planets with your pencils, I would suggest to not use markers as it can make it difficult to cut out.
  3. Cut out the planets.
  4. When the planets have been cut out trace them on the coloured paper, this will be on the back of the planet, and cut these out.
  5. Attach a length of string to each spoke of the 'X' you made earlier.
  6. Attach the planets to the string by gluing the string in between the planet and coloured card cutout. 
  7. You can also cut out the names of the planets and glue on the coloured card as well.
  8. You can add sequins or colourful cotton balls or just glittery stuff in general to make the whole thing feel a bit more spacey.

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