Pom Pom Planets

Explore the solar system as you make pom pom planets.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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