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Gorgeous Galaxy | All Kids' Room Crafts

Gorgeous Galaxy

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Hang some planets and strings of twinkling stars before the party's launch, and you'll transform your home into a glowing space-scape.

Materials

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Fishing line
  • Large sheet of colored plastic wrap
  • Craft foam
  • Glow-in-the-dark stickers
  • Paper clip
  • Poster tack

Instructions

Gorgeous Galaxy - Step 1

1. For each planet, cut off a 2-inch piece of pipe cleaner. Bend it in half to form a V, then tie a length of fishing line around the point of the V. Lay a Styrofoam ball in the center of a large sheet of colored plastic wrap, gather the wrap around the ball, then twist it tightly.

Gorgeous Galaxy - Step 2

2. Trim the excess wrap to about 1 inch and lay it flat. Position the ends of the pipe cleaner on each side of the twisted wrap, then push them firmly into the ball. For a ringed orb, draw 2 concentric circles on a sheet of craft foam (make the outer circle 3 inches larger than the ball's diameter, the inner circle 1/4 inch smaller than the diameter). Cut along the lines and fit the ring over the ball.Decorate your planet with glow-in-the-dark stickers.

3. To suspend it, we tied a paper clip to the fishing line, then covered the clip with a wad of poster tack and stuck it to the ceiling.