Solar System Mobiles

Solar System Mobiles

We’ve received more than a few questions about solar system mobiles so we put together a short list that should suit everyone’s wants and needs.  Each has its own unique version of how to display our wondrous system of planets revolving about the sun!  Whether you’re looking for something that involves a bit of creativity or just want something that’s already done for you we’ve got you covered.  All of these are great for illustrating the spacial relationship of each planet to the others and they all should make great science projects for kids.

Please tell us what you think of our selections solar system mobiles by leaving a comment below.  And if you’ve come across a different version that you’ve enjoyed (or even one we should stay away from) please let us know and we’ll be sure to include it in a future post.

Have fun!


You Build Mobiles:

Solar System Mobiles - www.HowToMakeScienceProjectsForKids.comSolar System Mobile – Snap Together Plastic with Glow in the Dark Paint

With this kit you will learn about the nine planets as you build your very own 29.5-inch hanging mobile of the Solar System!  It’s relatively easy – you just snap together planets and then color them with the included paints (including two that glow-in-the-dark).  Plus you’ll find a bonus educational poster that provides facts about each of the nine worlds.  This cool kit includes a full set of snap-together planets, hanging frame and string, two strips of paint, two glow paints and a paint brush.   Painting and assembling instructions are included.  Great for the artists in your family.  It’s fun to customize the planets to your liking – or follow the “suggested” colors if you’d like – whatever suits your fancy! [easyazon-cta align=”none” asin=”B00007L12U” height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]


Solar System Mobiles - www.HowToMakeScienceProjectsForKids.comSolar System Mobile – Foam Balls Covered with Colored Clay

Combine a little astronomy with a little creativity, and create the coolest solar system mobile ever!  Mix and swirl air-dry clay to cover foam balls to create an amazing galactic mobile – attach the planets to the mobile base to create your very own in-home solar system.  This kit includes 9 foam balls, 8 colors of clay, a galaxy base, hanging strings system and easy-to-follow instructions including fun science facts.  Great for school projects and at-home learning.  This package contains 1 pre-printed mobile base, 9 foam balls in assorted sizes, 9 hanging cords in assorted lengths, (8) .5 oz. packages of colored air-dry clay, 1 tube of craft glue, 1 cardboard ring for Saturn, and instruction/idea booklet.  Non-toxic.  This one is fun.  You get to make the planets any colors you choose…just don’t let the clay dry before you finish using it!  [easyazon-cta align=”none” asin=”B001OY0FH4″ height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]



Pre-Made, Free Hanging Mobiles:

Solar System Mobiles - www.HowToMakeScienceProjectsForKids.comSolar System Mobile – Pre-Made Glow in the Dark Plastic

With this kit you can watch the Universe from your own room.  It is made up of nine colorful glow-in-the-dark planets, over 200 adhesive stars and a Solar System Guide to recreate the solar system.  Simply hang the glowing 3-D Solar System from the ceiling, turn out the lights and watch the Universe come alive!  A glow-in-the-dark solar system mobile is a fun way to experience the wonders of astronomy.  Hang the planets from your ceiling and re-create the captivating cosmos right in your bedroom!  Includes all 9 planets plus 25 feet of string, 200 glow-in-the-dark adhesive stars and a planetary guide booklet.  This one is super easy to assemble as all you do is hang it up.  Stars are optional and add a nice touch.  [easyazon-cta align=”none” asin=”B000066HSN” height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]


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Solar System Mobile – Inflatable

Create an out-of-this-world playroom or bedroom with this unique solar system mobile set.  Each colorful planet inflates easily, turning any room into an intergalactic experience.  This set is made up of the Sun, nine proportionally sized planets with hanging hooks, moon, convenient foot pump, Activity Guide with fun planet facts and a repair kit.  Learn size and distance relationships of the planets, the moon and the sun!  Includes 36-inch Sun, plus planets and moon in proportionate sizes from 8 inches to 22 inches.  Also includes a foot pump, Teacher’s Activity Guide and hooks for easy hanging.  Deflates easily for storage.  Super easy set up – inflate and hang.  Great if you’re looking for something BIG – it’s the biggest on the list!  [easyazon-cta align=”none” asin=”B0006PJ104″ height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]


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