This night sky constellation craft is such a fun one for learning more about constellations, stars and the night sky. With just a few materials, this craft would make such a fun addition to a night sky unit study or just an afternoon of making!
- Paper Fasteners
- Pen or Pencil
Step 1: Cut cardboard into squares.
Step 2: With pen, draw dots for each of the stars in the constellation. We looked in a book but looking online would also provide the needed information.
Step 3: Carefully (or have an adult do this step) poke paper fastener through each of the dots. Remove the paper fasteners for next step.
Step 4: Paint the cardboard and allow it to dry.
Step 5: Place the paper fasteners through the holes again and secure loosely.
Step 6: Tie a piece of yarn to a paper fastener at one end of the constellation.
Step 7: Wrap the yarn around the paper fasteners to form the constellation lines.
Step 8: Tie a knot at the end of the constellation.
Step 9: Trim the yarn at each end, if you'd like.
If you have an early learner working on spelling add some letters to spell out each constellation!