Pom Pom Planets

Pom Pom Planets

Explore the solar system as you make pom pom planets.

Ages:
5 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. pom-poms (8) - various sizes and colors
  2. yarn
  3. wire hanger
  4. glue
  1. Gather pom poms that represent the planets (as pictured, left to right). Mercury: extra small grey, Venus: small yellow, Earth: small blue, Mars: small red, Jupiter: large orange, Saturn: large yellow, Uranus: medium green, Neptune: medium blue.

  2. Wrap and/or glue a pipe cleaner around Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune to represent their rings.

  3. Cut 8 pieces of yarn in equal lengths. Glue one end of each strand of yarn to a pom pom planet.

  4. Once the glue is dry, tie each string (in the order previously pictured) onto a wire hanger.

  5. Decorate the top of the hanger by applying stickers, covering it with paper, or hanging stars.

  6. He added some glitter glue to make it more outer space like.

  7. The planets represent the order from the sun (Mercury on the far left to Neptune on the far right). This was such a fun way to learn and create a model about the solar system.