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How to Create a Solar System

I picked up this kit at our local Humane Society store for .69 cents!!

You can pick up these balls at any store for pretty cheap, if you want to do this.

What you will need:

10 balls for the planets




plates for the planets 

 Each planet is different shapes, size and color. So we tried to make this fun and educational.

So we started at the smallest planet Pluto and worked our way to Saturn.

Pluto was pink

Mercury light orange

Mars red

Venus green

Earth navy blue

Neptune dark blue

Sun Yellow

Jupiter orange

Uranus light blue

Saturn yellow, orange ring, black bottom ring 

Try to keep them interested by asking the names of the planets.

Painting is fun but it is hard to paint little tiny balls without some mess.

Then allow to dry. Now this kit came with dollies to create the Solar System.

I think we might actually hang the planets from Mclachlan’s bedroom ceiling.

I will keep you posted! Hope you enjoyed our Solar System making craft!



  1. sugandha
    October 16, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    How cute my dear…very nice 🙂

  2. Jeanine Byers
    October 16, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Great tutorial! And a very nice finished product, too.