For studying space and planets with children, build you own night sky: make planets, moons, rockets and don’t forget aliens!

Night Sky DIY Crafts: Moon, Planets of the Solar System, Galaxies and Distant Stars for Toddlers and Children

 

Paint Space

Beautiful abstract paintings of space created by kids can decorate the room – or become backgrounds for further art projects and play mats for toy explorations.

Paint space in watercolours kids with Adventure in a Box

Paint space in acrylics with kids with Adventure in a Box

 

Moon Crafts

Night Sky DIY Crafts: Moon, Planets of the Solar System, Galaxies and Distant Stars for Toddlers and Children

 1. Adventure in a Box 2. I {Heart} Crafty Things 3. Adventure in a Box 4. Fantastic Fun and Learning

Looming in the dark, the moon attracts children’s attention and fill their minds with random questions. No wonder there are so many myths and legends, involving the moon! When my son was one, he discovered the moon as well, and ever since it is one of his favourite things in the world.

Make a Button Moon Collage with Adventure in a Box

Paint textured Moon Inspired by Eric Carle with I {Heart} Crafty Things

Magnetic Moon with Adventure in a Box

Moon Mobile with Fantastic Fun and Learning

 

Solar System

Night Sky DIY Crafts: Moon, Planets of the Solar System, Galaxies and Distant Stars for Toddlers and Children

1. And Next Comes L 2. Left Brain Craft Brain 3. Hodge Podge 4. Still Playing School 5. Red Ted Art

Do your children know their address? If they want to learn their address in space, a good place to start is the solar system. These crafts can give them an idea of where the place of our planet in the solar system, how big the other planets are compared to the Earth, as well as how they look close by.

Make Yarn-Wrapped Planets with And Next Comes L

Glow-in-the-Dark Rocket to Travel Around with Left Brain Craft Brain

Polystyrene Model of the Solar System with Hodge Podge

Plastic Lid Solar System with Still Playing School

Solar System Snowglobes with Red Ted Art

 

Distant Stars

Night Sky DIY Crafts: Moon, Planets of the Solar System, Galaxies and Distant Stars for Toddlers and Children

 1. Fun at Home with Kids 2. In the Playroom 3. Twodaloo 4. Mama. Papa. Bubba 5. I Can Teach My Child 6. Learn~Play~Imagine

How beautiful is the starry sky! So are these crafts, creating cosmos in miniature for children to enjoy. And – considering that four of them are play dough based – also to mould.

Catch a Star: Edible Glowing Gelatin Sensory Play by Fun at Home with Kids

Shiny Starry Night Mirror Painting by In the Playroom

Stretchy Night Sky Play Dough by Twodaloo

Galaxy Play Dough by Mama. Papa. Bubba

Outer Space Play Dough by I Can Teach My Child

Moon Dough Recipe by Learn ~ Play ~ Imagine

Night Sky DIY Crafts: Moon, Planets of the Solar System, Galaxies and Distant Stars for Toddlers and Children

 

1. Kids Activities Blog 2. And Next Comes L 3. KCEdventures 4. In the Playroom 5. Adventure in a Box

Constellations form the map of the night sky. Learning them is as exciting as finding your way around a new place. As a child, I was always eager to look for the Big Dipper, and its constant presence at the sky made me feel good at night. Make the constellations with these crafts:

Free Fun Constellation Sewing Cards by Kids Activities Blog

Learning about Constellations on the Light Table by And Next Comes L

Great Books and Marshmallow Constellations by KCEdventures

Make a Telescope Craft by In the Playroom

Magnetic Constellations by Adventure in a Box

 

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