Solar system craft ideas can be as simple or complex as you can imagine. Some solar system crafts are built to scale and have moving parts. Other solar system craft ideas involve a few crayons and a piece of paper. Some solar system craft ideas begin as simple manifestations of whimsical ideas while others are highly technical projects created for a class or a science fair.
Whatever your reason for making a solar system craft, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Remember that you can make the following ideas as simple or complex as you would like depending on your motivation for wanting to make the craft.
The classic solar system craft idea is the solar system mobile. A mobile involves various pieces that hang from one stationary object. In this case, paper cut-outs of the planets can be made to hang from a hanger or stick of some sort. You begin by coloring graphics of planets or drawing the planets and physical characteristics yourself. You can add as much or as little detail as you want. You can even find pictures of the planets and simply cut them out. After you have cut out all of your planets be sure that you include a yellow circle for the sun and arrange the planets according to their distance from the sun. You could also display the planets according to their size. Punch a hole in the top of each planet and string through some yarn or thread. Attach the other end of the thread to the hanger and you have your mobile!