Easy To Make Torn Paper Planets

Space has to be one of our favorite themed to do. We have done several sets of space weeks over the years. We have some favorite types of crafts to make. We love torn paper crafts. They are so much fun and everyone can be creative.

Today we have some torn paper planets! There were really fun to make. We did not make planets in our solar system we made planets we thought we would find exploring space.

One thing I love about torn paper crafts is that it works on fine motor skills while creative art.

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I love pairing up a book and a craft. It makes it more fun. We read the book Mousetronaut Goes to Mars (Paula Wiseman Books). We talked about where else might that little mouse like to travel to. We all made planets that we thought he might like to go to. This made our planets fun and creative.

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The first thing was making the shape of the planet. We used a paper plate and crayon to make on the black glitter paper. The crayon was to make sure we could see the outline of our planets.

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Next, we picked out the paper. We had loads to pick from and each of us had different ideas of what colors would be good to use.

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Now came the fun part of making the planets! Everyone wanted to do their own thing and be creative. I love that crafts like this are flexible in how you make them. It is open ended and you can do it any way you want. There is no wrong way to make the planet.

We did talk about what type of planet we were making and what we thought might live there. Everyone had their own ideas and it was fun.

While making our planets we decided the glue did better on the glitter paper than the paper we were putting down. It stuck better.

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To finish off our planets we use the white sharpie paint marker and put stars around in the background for our planet.

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Here is a look at our planets:

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Fine Motor Perler Bead Planets

My girls have wanted to try the perler fused beads for a long time. They have always looked like such fun to do!

We got some for Christmas and they asked to make some planets for our space themed activities. I thought why not. Kids can be very creative when they have ideas. I also like to say yes to their craft and ideas when I can. If you can say yes, do it! We all have so much fun doing their ideas. Plus it makes them think about how they would make the craft happen.

Plus this was a great way to work on fine motor and calm down after school.

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As with a lot of our activities, we always pick a book to go with it. My girls have loved the Gail Gibbons books. So we read The Planets by Gail Gibbons. Since two older girls are great at reading we all took turns reading parts of the book.

While reading, they each picked out their favorite planet or part of space. They picked out the moon, Jupiter, and Pluto.

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We printed off the planets they wanted to do from the Planet Learning Pack. Then we taped them to the back of the pegboards.

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Our second first step was getting the beads they needed. Each had to pick the colors they needed, and we sorted through the bin. Yes, we all sorted through the bins. It was a fun time to work together picking out the beads. We used two plates. One for the beads we needed and another for the ones they were looking through. We also had a plate for the beads no one needed.

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After they had a decent amount of beads they started on the planets. The pictures from the pack made it easy to pick out colors and to follow where the beads needed to go.

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You can see the final project with all the beads done compared to the pictures we used. It was fun to see how well they turned out.

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Here is a look at how a finish bead craft looks compared the picture.

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Easy to Play Rhyming Planet and Star Matching Game

Kids love having games that they can play. Matching games can be fun for kids that like them. My youngest just loves games that you get to match something. We have been working on loads of learning to read games over the years.

We have done several games with matching the rhyming words. I have yet to do a picture matching game. I thought it would be fun to have one.

I made this rhyming planet and star matching game to work on a few simple rhymes to see which ones she could use some more work on.

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Space has always been one of our favorite themes! I always look forward to our themed weeks. We have been doing them lately and love it.

The planets and stars are so much fun to match. These cards have a mix of ending sounds that rhyme.

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I laid out all the cards and my girls got to look them over and had fun matching them. We look at the pictures and say the words and gets which ones matched the best.

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Something else we did with the cards to make them easy to keep track of was put them on 1 inch rings. This allows them to flip through the cards to match them. Plus makes it easy to store them.

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After we had a few matches we did some taping out of the words and wrote them on our space themed writing paper. This allowed me to see how well she knew her different vowel sounds with word combinations.

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What you will find in these printables:

  • A mix of -VC, -VCC and -VCe Word Family Pictures
  • 4 pages of printables
  • 3 sets per page
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