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Make Your Own Constellations

by Terri Fields

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In honor of Astronomy Day on April 28, make your own constellations.  Choose your favorite from a map of the night sky, which you can find in many books or online.


  • Construction paper
  • Pushpin
  • White crayon
  • Piece of cardboard or corkboard


  • Draw a picture of a constellation (popular choices are the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, or any constellation you choose!) on a piece of construction paper.
  • Lay the construction paper on top of the cardboard and use the pushpin to make small dots in the shape of your constellation.
  • Hang your finished picture on a window to see the light shine through the holes.

When you’re finished with your project, take your kids outside to find the constellation that they made in the night sky.

Find more creative things for your family at Terri's Creative Parenting blog.

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