On this blog post you’ll find 4 interesting light up constellation projects. 3 of These are fun learning crafts to do with children, the other one is a craft that is created by an adult. Add them to a dedicated galaxy workstation, or to a space-themed bedroom. Create a night sky atmosphere in any room.
Interesting Light Displays makes learning more fun. To achieve this we used light tables, LED battery operated lights, flashlights and plug-in Christmas lights. Do not use any lights that may overheat or candles and flames of any kind,
Free Constellation Printables can be found on our printables page under the main menu. Download and print them to help get your project started. We created 6 constellations to choose from. It’s enough to do any of these projects and get you started. Once you created these common constellations, create more on your own.
5 Constellation craft projects:
#1 Constellation viewers:
Paper - Card stock or construction paper
Pushpin or hole puncher
White or silver marker or chalk
Draw circles onto black paper. If you want, make little squares attached to the circle at one end To glow the popsicle stick onto so that it doesn’t interfere with the constellation.
Cut all of the shapes out. Make sure to draw one for each constellation you plan on making.
Draw the dots of the stars onto each piece of paper.
Use a pushpin and make a hole where the stars are.
Glue the square end to the popsicle stick.
Go over the dots one more time with a white or silver marker, pencil crayon or chalk, then connect the dots to create a line that connects the constellations.
Write out the names onto the popsicle sticks.
You can also use our constellation printables and simply cut them out and glue them onto a popsicle stick, then create holes in the stars with a pushpin. Write the name of the constellation on each popsicle stick.
#2 Paper Constellations used with a light table:
Make you own constellation cards by drawing out each constellation onto a piece of black paper, then use a push pin to create the holes. Draw onto the paper with white pencil crayon or chalk to connect the dots.. Write each name on the top.
Black or dark paper
white pencil crayon or chalk
A pushpin or hole puncher
#3 Constellation Box - mini planetarium: