When learning about the solar system, sometimes it is hard for little ones to remember the order of the planets.
The fingerprint solar system craft is a fun way to help kids remember the order of the planets, and it’s super adorable, too!
Read on to learn how to make the fingerprint solar system with your kids or class.
Fingerprint Solar System Craft Tutorial
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Fingerprint Solar System Supplies:
- Washable paint
- Wooden paint stick
- Pen or fine-tipped marker
- Cleaning cloth
- Solar system diagram
Making a Fingerprint Solar System
Start by sanding your paint sticks with sandpaper. Sometimes paint sticks can be rough, and might give the kids splinters. Wipe any remaining sawdust away with a damp cloth.
Get out several colors of paint: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown, and white.
Use a diagram of the solar system to determine the order of the planets.
The correct order is:
You can let kids pick the colors they want to use for each planet more or less, but we did the following colors:
Earth: Blue and green
Wait for the paint to dry.
Once the paint is dry, write the names of each planet (or just do an initial) under each planet. Draw rings around Saturn and Uranus if you like.
Use the fingerprint planets as a tool for remembering the order of the planets in the solar system.
Kids can also use the paint sticks as bookmarks or decorations for their rooms.
More science activities for kids:
- How to Make Out of This World Galaxy Oobleck
- Viscosity Art Project
- Fizzy Bottle Caps Experiment
- Unicorn Density Tower Experiment
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