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The Solar System

Blast off with our 'out of this world' craft ideas that are perfect for learning all about the Solar System!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Mobile

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This pretty mobile represents the bright stars up in the sky that shine down on each and every one of us at night time. They twinkle and glisten like magic as they float around in outer space.

  • Step 1Paint two pieces of driftwood with PVA glue. While the glue is still tacky cover with glitter. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Join the two pieces of driftwood in the centre using metallic yarn to create a cross shape. This will become the main structure to hang all of your mobile components from.
  • Step 3Join the two pieces of driftwood in the centre using metallic yarn to create a cross shape. This will become the main structure to hang all of your mobile components from.
  • Step 4Decorate the wooden stars further with star sequins. Attach with glue.
  • Step 5Cut a length of metallic yarn. Thread it through the hole in the top of your glittered star and tie to secure. Repeat this process for the other three stars.
  • Step 6Attach all four stars to the cross structure, one at each end point. Tie to secure.
  • Step 7Assemble and paint a 3D star gold. Allow to dry.
  • Step 8Attach the 3D star to the centre of the cross structure with metallic yarn. Tie to secure.
  • Step 9Attach the 3D star to the centre of the cross structure with metallic yarn. Tie to secure.
  • Step 10Rip up pieces of blue and green tissue paper. Cover the bauble in the tissue paper to create an earth. Attach with glue.
  • Step 11Attach the earth to the bottom of the 3D star with metallic yarn. Attach with glue.
  • Step 12Decorate the centrepiece of your mobile with rhinestones and glitter foam stars as a final touch.

Materials used in this activity

Product Code: 10241 20g
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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
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Product Code: 10458 500ml
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Bumper Rhinestone Pack
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Product Code: 10897 Pack of 20
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Tissue Paper - Assorted
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Product Code: 11322 Pack of 20
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Star Sequins - Assorted
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Product Code: 11546 50g Pack
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3D Wooden Stars
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Papier Mache Bauble Diorama
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Product Code: 15152 145g Shaker Tub
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Giant Popsticks - Natural
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