Hanging Solar System Mobile | Astronomy Project

We got this hanging solar system mobile project from the book “Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome” by Laurie Carlson. This activity works well for an astronomy unit or for an ancient Rome unit.

We used watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, DMC metallic thread, paint brushes, spray adhesive, glue and scissors or a circle cutter (we used the Silhouette Cameo).

Supplies can be found at Dick Blick and A Child’s Dream.

Level: Easy
Duration 1-2 hours
Cost: $5 (unless you don’t have any products, then you’ll have to invest in a pad of paper and watercolors)

Diameter sizes:
Mercury- .4″
Venus- 1″
Earth- 1″
Mars- .6
Jupiter- 12″
Saturn- 10″
Uranus- 4″
Neptune- 4″

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