It seems like solar system projects are a mandatory assignment for most school children. Creating a solar system mobile is often the best way to illustrate the concept of multiple planets in coordinated movement in space. Whether you are helping your child with a school project, or are looking for answers that will help you make a solar system mobile just for fun, look no further. Below you will find some helpful advice when it comes to making a solar system mobile. By getting ideas from the different solar system mobile crafts that you will read about, you are sure to create a project that is “out of this world!”
A solar system mobile using your computer
You do not need to make a trip to the store in order to make a solar system mobile. You can easily create a mobile from household materials and a little creativity. You can begin by making the planets. Do some research to get a good idea of what each of the planets look like. Make sure that you know which planets have rings, which ones are a specific color and what the relative size of each planet is. You can use crayons or markers to draw the planets yourself or you can use your computer. At NASA‘s website for kids you can download and print full color drawings of the planets. All you need to do is cut out the planets! Make sure that you do not forget about the sun. The sun is not a planet, but it is a very important part of the solar system and should be the largest celestial body on your mobile. Poke small holes in the top of all the round objects that are part of your solar system and secure them to a hanger or stick with string. Make sure that you put them in their appropriate order and distance form the sun.