Create this hat to learn about space!
Learning about space can be super fun for your students with this space hat. The planets are to be placed in chronological order to learn the order of the solar system.
To help students learn about the planets.
Supplies Used: Cardstock (white, yellow and black), scissors, ink (gray, brown and red), water, tissue, paint (light blue, dark blue, orange, brown, cream and green), paint brush, crayons (purple, red, yellow and orange), adhesive foam pads, PVA glue, adhesive gems and double sided tape
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Use scissors to roughly cut 9 squares of white cardstock that are big enough to fit the 3" circle.
- Ink 3 squares using gray, brown and red ink. Spray with water and dab with some tissue. This will create a mottled effect, perfect for the terrains of Mercury, Venus and Mars.
- For Earth paint a square blue, leave to dry and then paint patched of green for the land.
- Neptune and Uranus can be created by painting a square light blue and dark blue.
- For Jupiter, paint orange, brown and cream stripes on to a square.
- Use a purple crayon to create Pluto. Use red, yellow and orange crayons to create Saturn. There’s no real right or wrong way to do this. Encourage the children to be quite experimental and of course to have fun with this!
- Once the paint and ink has dried, die-cut the planets using the (15656-LG) die. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are to be cut using the 3" circle. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Pluto are to be cut using the 2" circle.
- Die-cut the sun using the (20597-LG) die set from yellow cardstock.
- Use adhesive foam pads to adhere the sun and some of the planets to a piece of black cardstock. Use PVA glue to adhere the rest, so some are raised and some are not.
- Add adhesive gems to create stars and use double sided tape to adhere the hat to the required size.