Looking for space crafts for your preschooler’s space theme? These paper plate planets make a great addition as an easy, low-prep art activity.
There isn’t much in terms of directions when it comes to crafts this simple, but I knew I needed to share it nonetheless, so anyone planning their space preschool theme can remember to add it to their schedule.
All you need is some washable paint, paintbrushes, and paper plates!
I’ve noticed that my son soaks in more information when his hands are busy, so I love to have discussions about our topic of choice during easy crafts like this one. Not something so involved that it takes all of his attention, but since he’s 4, simply sitting and listening to Mom teach is still far too boring for his busy little mind.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- I-Spy Space Busy Bag (with Printable)
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Edible Constellations Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Space Sensory Bin
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
Paper Plate Planets Craft for Kids
I set out intending to make only one or 2 planets, but my son actually insisted that we complete all 8. It was adorable! He knew exactly what colors he wanted them to be, and enjoyed telling me random facts about each one. Talk about cute!
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