HOW TO DO THIS CONSTELLATION ACTIVITY:
Paint the paper tube with navy or black paint. When it’s dry, decorate with metallic pens, glitter pens or star stickers – whatever you have at hand. I wrapped a little silver wire around our tube to make it more ‘sciency’ !!
The constellations included in the printable are: The Big Dipper, The Little Dipper, Orion, Cassiopeia, Canis Major and Andromeda
Simply print the constellation sheet, and cut into individual constellation squares.
When the kids hold the telescope up to their eye and hold the constellation cards to the other end the image of the stars appear. This learning activity can be enjoyed indoors, holding the telescope up to a light or window, or outdoors on a bright sunny day.
- See the stars during the day
- Understand the role that stars and other celestial bodies play in our universe
- Discover the mythical stories behind the constellations
Happy crafting and star gazing