Star Gazing: Constellation Luminary Papercraft
Today we have found the craft that anybody would love. Puppies! Thank you Maggy from Red Ted Art, Today we decided to create a Constellation Luminary Craft perfect for Star Gazing and learning all about the main 5 Constellations Kids Should Know!
Do you know the stars we live under?! I am sure you already know that those little lights you see in the sky at night time are not just lanterns but luminous balls of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. And the stars we see do not just move around but in fact create a pattern – a constellation – that we can go look for and recognize time and time again.
This we often call “star gazing”!
So, we created a little “helper” to take with us to find 5 constellations that are pretty famous and with a little practice easy to find – our Constellation Luminary!
Get your printable today, make your own and then go with mom & dad on a little night walk to find the following constellations:
- Ursa Minor & Major (also called small and big Dipper)
- Sagittarius (the so called Tea Pot)
Constellations Craft – Supplies needed:
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- printable – choose from
- scissors to cut out the cube
- scoring tool to score the lines to help with folding
- tape/glue if you want to make your cube more stable
- needle or similar to prick little holes for stars into box
- LED candle light to put inside the box (you can get some online here US/ UK)
How to assemble your DIY Constellations Luminary
NOTE: you may have to cut out a little bit of the flaps of the “top” of your box to allow the stars to shine through fully. The lid flaps are hard to “prick” through when not glued in place.
This craft is pretty straight forward! We will make a box with tiny holes! ^_^
- Print out the template and cut out the box.
- Fold the box along the lines. It might be easier to score the lines first!
- Stack the box together and add glue/tape if necessary.
- With a thick needle prick holes into where stars are illustrated. You can make smaller and bigger holes to show what stars shine more brightly.
And then all that is left to do is to add the LED candle light (DO NOT USE A REAL CANDLE!), close the box and turn of the light!
Happy crafting and do let us know how many constellations you were able to find!
Tuesday, June 2nd 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Pinkalicious and Planet Pink’ by Victoria Kann.
Tuesday, June 2nd 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Toonaor is reading ‘กอดของฉันอยู่ไหน’ (Wheres My Hug) by Amy Hest.
Accessing Storytime Videos:
For Students please visit Firefly to access content.
For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.