This article will show you some basic scientific activities for kids of all ages. We have gathered 30 fun and rewarding ideas that will inspire your children to explore the solar system and do some cool projects while they are at it! This article will show you how easy it is to create a unique solar project for your young student or child.
These solar system projects come in various forms: fun crafts, educational activities, and hands-on science experiments. They have in common that they are straightforward to make yet so much fun.
1. Solar System Mobile Hanging
A solar system hanging mobile is an excellent addition to any room and makes a perfect decoration for any party. Use our printable template and take it to the next level using scrap paper, recycled materials, or fabric swatches. The template includes the planets of our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – planet names on the first line and second line are numbers 1 through 10.
2. Solar System Cake
Here’s an idea for a very cool, yummy, and fun birthday cake topper for your child. I did this project for my little one, and this is how it came out. Using our Solar system sticker set for kids to decorate your cake, you can do the same.
3. Playdough Model Of The Solar System
We’ve seen some great playdough models of the solar system before. It’s now time to demonstrate how to make your own. With this small set of simple ingredients, your children can learn how to make a model of our solar system that is simply amazing. This will be a fun activity with which your kids will learn about the scale of our solar system and have plenty of fun at the same time!
4. Snow Globe Solar System
The snow globe solar system is a classic Father’s Day gift, and if your kids love playing with snow globes, they will love this unique project. We have a detailed tutorial for you to help you make this snow globe solar system that will impress anyone.
5. Felt Model
If your kid like crafts, they will love making this simple felt model of the solar system. This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and we have a detailed tutorial that makes everything easy to make. A piece of felt and some adhesive are all that are required. With the help of our tutorial, you’ll have everything you need to learn how to make the planet-scale model in no time.
6. Giant Chalk Solar System
The giant chalk solar system is a fun project that almost anyone can make. For this project, all you need is to draw a circle on the sidewalk or pavement and fill it in with chalk. Use our printable template of the planets and start placing them on your process.
7. Pom-Pom Solar System
Pom-pom solar system is one of the cutest projects ever. Your kids will love learning the planets’ order and making these cute little pom-poms using our step-by-step tutorial. This project uses recycled materials and eco-materials. This activity can be done daily and makes a great decoration for any kid’s room.
8. Fruity Planets
Fruity planets is a fun project that will require a lot of creative thinking. Your kids will love playing with the playdough and making this cute and fun planet-scale model. We have a step-by-step tutorial that makes learning how to make this attractive model very easy.
9. Tap Light Planets
Tap Light planets is a straightforward solar system project that will help your kids learn the order of the planets in our solar system. We have a step-by-step printable template and a video tutorial to help you make this cute, hanging lamp. It can be an excellent decoration in your child’s room or classroom.
10. Paint Stick Solar System Project
This paint stick solar system project is fantastic, and you can use it to learn about the solar system excitingly. It shows the planets by size and adds labels to each of them. In our tutorial, we have also mentioned making small holes in each world so that you can also hang this project and make your lamp.
11. Solar System Brownies
Solar System Brownies is an excellent way for your kids to learn about astronomy, the lifespan of suns, and the planets from each of the different colors. This project involves making a simple cake in the shape of a sun. The brownie will represent our Sun (just make sure it’s not too dark or light).
12. Paper Mache Planets
If you have a child interested in rocket ships and space travel, then this solar system project for kids may be right up his or her alley. With Paper Mache planets, young students can create their worlds to accompany the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus.
13. Playdough Solar System
Playdough is a great way to use up kids’ old playdough sitting in their bins for years. With this project, you’re supposed to use about a quarter of a cup of ash, adding it to playdough. After playing around with the recipe, your kids will be able to make balls of planets and stars.
14. Solar System Button Craft
With this project, you’ll be able to make 14 different button crafts that have something to do with space travel. The buttons are all going to be in the shape of the planets. They will have pictures on them, so your students will be able to play with each one and test whether or not from paper or plastic. You’re also going to have some mini-posters and will have the chance of hanging them up in the classroom, the kids’ bedroom, or wherever else you may want them.
15. Felt Solar System
Felt Solar System is aware project is a great way to help your kids learn about planets, suns, and moons. The main thing you’ll be doing is creating a paper mache type of moon. The moon itself is going out of clay. You’ll be able to paint it, decorate it, or do whatever else you may want to do with it, as long as it doesn’t involve cutting the moon into pieces.
16. Yarn Solar System
Yarn projects are great for young kids because they help them learn about the different planets and stars from their favorite books. What you’re going to be making is a ladder of yarn planets. You’ll need to make each planet out of a different kind of yarn. The objects in your solar system will be planets, distant star systems, and even space garbage. The things will be made out of cotton thread or wool yarns and have some very distinctive patterns.
17. Yarn Planet Balls
Yarn Planet balls are an excellent way for your kids to learn about planets. They will be able to make all kinds of fun and unique objects with the yarn. Your children will be able to make planet balls, a solar system, and even use their yarn as a rope instead of a string.
18. Yarn Wrapped Planets
Yarn Wrapped Planets are an excellent way for your kids to get their hands dirty. First, you’ll need to buy some yarn and thick plastic wrap. You can also use paper if you don’t want to use plastic wrap. Then, you’ll just roll the string around a pencil eraser or something and use that as a planet. To build a complete solar system, you’ll need at least two distinct yarn colors.
19. Plastic Lid Solar System
Plastic Lid is a fun project for kids. You’re going to be creating a solar system out of plastic lids. You’ll need to buy some different colored plastic lids with holes in them. Then, you’re going to want to make some planets from the lids and stars from other small objects lying around in your house or the classroom.
20. Lego Solar System
Lego Projects are an excellent way for kids to learn more about their solar system and the different objects. You’ll only need a Lego base for this project, which you’ll then cover with various types of planets. The most exciting aspect of this project is that you’ll be able to design a variety of previously unimagined worlds.
21. Solar System Poster
A solar system activity like this poster is a great way to get your child involved in creating something that has so many uses. The poster could make an excellent classroom decoration or an educational project about the solar system. You could also use the poster as part of a summer project and get your child to fill in all the details about each planet and then hang it up in their playroom once they have finished.
22. Moon Crafts
Moon Crafts solar system is a fun way to educate your child about the night sky. The crafts are into three categories: paintings, wax paper projects, and photo crafts. Build your moon! Turn a piece of paper into the moon with simple craft supplies, and then you can use this masterpiece in various ways. It’s also a terrific approach to get your child interested in learning about the moon’s phases and how they relate to one another.
23. Science Craft
Science Craft is an enjoyable activity to get your child involved in. For this project, you are not only learning about the solar system, but you are also being creative and having fun. You can make a solar family tree that tells you all about the planets and their orbits.
24. Solar System Sensory Fun Activities With Color Rice
Solar System Sensory Fun Activities with color rice is a fun and educational way to get your child involved in playing with the solar system. The rice allows you to represent different planets of the solar system, and then you can have fun mixing them up, mixing them up, and then trying to put them into order. This is an excellent way for your child to learn about the solar system while having fun at the same time.
25. Edible Solar System
Edible Solar System is a fun way to get your child involved in creating something with the solar system. The edible solar system activity allows you to create a constellation of planets that then starts to magically come together and unite around the Sun. The project is straightforward, yet it can be imposing simultaneously too! Your child can use this as a science activity, or they could just get the big kids in their playgroup to help them create this excellent edible solar system.
26. Water Color Solar System
Water Color Solar System is an enjoyable way to get your child involved in learning about the solar system. It’s also easy to make and so much fun for everyone involved. This colorful project will make this an excellent summer activity for your family.
27. Spinning Science Craft
Spinning Science Craft is a fun and educational project that your child can get involved with. The spinning solar system craft is a great way to get kids playing with the solar system and see how everything spins around the Sun. Help your child create the spinning solar system that lets them learn about each planet in a fun and creative way.
28. Solar System Bottle Caps Project
Solar System Bottle Caps Project is a fun and easy way for your child to learn about the planets of their solar system. Your child gets to create their own bottle cap solar system that they can then use in various ways. This is an effortless yet enjoyable way for your child to learn about the solar system and get involved in great summer projects!
29. DIY Solar Jar
DIY Solar Jar is a fun and simple solar system activity that your child can get involved in. This fun project consists of the Sun and nine planets of our solar system. You can use this as a decoration, or you can have some educational fun with it too. Add in some solar system coloring pages to create an educational project that will engage your child and teach them all about the planets of our solar system.
30. Solar System Cootie Catcher
Students had a new way to catch the Sun when they made this solar system cootie catcher. They can use it to see some light and then examine the materials they collected as they examine their solar system activity. This is a fun and easy way for kids to learn about the solar system.