Introduction: Solar System Wall Decoration
Our solar system. Our home. Many people love to look at the stars, but what if you could make your own space-themed decoration? Well this instructable will show you how to do just that. It's easy and fun to make, and it looks great!
Card stock Colors
- two shades of yellow
- two shades of blue
- 18 inch dowel rod
- star paper cutters
- circle paper cutters (if you have any)
- oil pastels
- glue dots
Step 1: Cut Out the Planets and Sun
Use any circle templates you have to cut out the circles, just makes sure the size order matches the colors as shown. Two circles per planet. and two circles for the sun.
Step 2: Cut Out the Stars
Use your cutter to cut out as many stars as you want. Or just free hand it and cut out as many as you want.
Step 3: Cut Out Saturn's Rings and Color Your Planets and Sun
Cut out a curved shape out of one of the yellow to make Saturn's rings.Then use the oil pastels to liven up your planets. You only need to use the oil pastels on one of the two circles though.
Step 4: Prepare Your Dowel
Cut 9 pieces of string. Each piece should be about 2 foot long. Attach them using a square knot to the wooden dowel. Leave about an inch of space in between each piece of string. When you are done, trim the ends so that they are all even.
Then cut out another long piece of string. Tie each end of the string to each end of the dowel. This will be used to hang your finished product.
Step 5: Attach the Planets, Sun, and Stars to the Strings
First use a glue dot to attach Saturn's ring to Saturn. The use 1-3 glue dots per planet to attach the string in between the two planets. Then do the same for the Sun and the stars.
Step 6: You Are Done
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