Easy To Make Torn Paper Planets

Space has to be one of our favorite themed to do. We have done several sets of space weeks over the years. We have some favorite types of crafts to make. We love torn paper crafts. They are so much fun and everyone can be creative.

Today we have some torn paper planets! There were really fun to make. We did not make planets in our solar system we made planets we thought we would find exploring space.

One thing I love about torn paper crafts is that it works on fine motor skills while creative art.

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love pairing up a book and a craft. It makes it more fun. We read the book Mousetronaut Goes to Mars (Paula Wiseman Books). We talked about where else might that little mouse like to travel to. We all made planets that we thought he might like to go to. This made our planets fun and creative.

What you need for this activity:

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

The first thing was making the shape of the planet. We used a paper plate and crayon to make on the black glitter paper. The crayon was to make sure we could see the outline of our planets.

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next, we picked out the paper. We had loads to pick from and each of us had different ideas of what colors would be good to use.

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

Now came the fun part of making the planets! Everyone wanted to do their own thing and be creative. I love that crafts like this are flexible in how you make them. It is open ended and you can do it any way you want. There is no wrong way to make the planet.

We did talk about what type of planet we were making and what we thought might live there. Everyone had their own ideas and it was fun.

While making our planets we decided the glue did better on the glitter paper than the paper we were putting down. It stuck better.

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

To finish off our planets we use the white sharpie paint marker and put stars around in the background for our planet.

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our planets:

Torn Paper Planets - fun fine motor space craft for kids to make - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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4 Responses to Easy To Make Torn Paper Planets

  1. Victoria says:

    I love the process you used to make the planets! Already thinking of other ways we can use this. 🙂

  2. Shelah says:

    This activity has so many skills hidden inside the process. What a fun way for kids to learn about planets while practicing their fine motor skills!

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