Kid Craft: How to Make a Planetarium

8.11.2012

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There is a little boy that we know that is really into stars, constellations and meteor showers at the moment so I was doing a little research on projects that would be age appropriate and fun for him that would celebrate his current interests.  I found a neat little project online on how to create your own planetarium, so this morning I got busy.

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It was a pretty quick project to put together.  The supply list and instructions can be found here. I covered a shoe box with colored papers after I had cut my rectangle and circle and then decorated using shapes cut from my Silhouette machine.  The papers with the constellations on them I found online as well and I printed them off and then backed them with longer strips of paper and taped a large needle inside the box so that Tyler can poke his own holes in the constellation cards to create the finished project.  Something good for fine motor skills as well.

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I printed off some info that I found regarding the meteor showers this year and stapled it all together for him and will give it to him along with his planetarium.

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Kind of a fun little project!

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LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

This is such an amazing science craft!! I love your colors, and the final creation came out great!! Just posted on Craft Gossip! Be sure to watch the huge meteor shower tonight!!!

http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=6759

happydays525 said...

Thanks for the share Kristen! :) It was a fun project to do!