We are finally thawing out from this snow and ice. Finally! I have one more of our snow day crafts to share with you. My daughter likes to talk about planets even though she doesn’t really grasp the concept entirely. But I like finding little ways to encourage thinking about science and planets. On a recent snow day, we decided to paint a few planets using products that CraftProjectIdeas.com sent us in the mail. We didn’t really have a planet “plan”. We conducted an internet search on planets and looked at a photo before beginning so that we would have an idea of what colors to paint. But our goal here wasn’t to paint scientifically correct planets- just to try to begin an educational conversation about them with this Easy Preschool Planet Craft.
- Craft paints
- Styrofoam balls
- Alien/Space stickers
- Fuzzy sticks for planets that require rings
- Optional: Toothpicks/cardboard box for holding the planets
Paint the styrofoam balls in desired colors. It will take several coats of paint to cover. The styrofoam soaks up the paint! Let dry.
Apply stickers and fuzzy sticks, as needed.
For older kids, encourage them to attempt to replicate the planets. For younger kids, use this craft to pique their interest in science and space!