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I made this solar system mobile for kids room.
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Step 1: You will need

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1 several different colors of yarn
2 different sizes of styrene form balls
3 crochet hook

scissors, craft glue, needle...

Step 2: A single crochet

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Crochet 9 balls putting styrene form balls inside as Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

Step 3: Connect

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Connect balls in good order of planets.

Step 4: Connect

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The better changing the length of the each planet's strings If you could know the exact distance of each planets from the sun.

Step 5: Increase in strength

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Put glue on each joints.
rglater4 years ago
When you click on "View all steps" or "Download pdf" you get an instructable for an LED project.

This project is cool and usung the relative distances between planets is really nice and a good way to talk astronomy without seeming pedantic but read up a bit so you know your basic solar system facts.

A super project is a public walk with planets starting with the Earth as pepper corn size, http://www.noao.edu/education/peppercorn/pcmain.html or one walkable in 8 minutes (the time it takes light to travel the range of our system), http://anchorageplanetwalk.org/

Good work!
Gabh an latha,

yosyam (author)  rglater4 years ago
Thank you for the information!
I'll check these up :)