Starry Night Constellations

View constellations on your wall or ceiling any time of day or night!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Download a constellation sheet and print it out. You can print directly onto dark paper, or print on plain white paper and tape or glue it onto your dark paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Each of the dots on the constellation represents a star. Using a small pointed object (a pen, pencil or toothpick work well), poke small holes in the dots for each star. (We used this super cool "screw punch" hole puncher, which is great to have if you envision a lot of hole punching in your future.) It's a good idea to put a piece of cardboard under your paper as you punch the holes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Final result!

    Go into a dark room; hold your paper up to the wall and shine your flashlight behind it. See the stars of your constellation light up!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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