Kids Construction Paper Craft — Learn & Link WITH LINKY



We are on a roll with our homeschool art classes! This week it was all about construction paper! The kids learned about Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions and then did a solar system construction paper craft. 



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Construction paper

Glue, Scissors

Bees Wax Crayons or Oil Pastels

White Paint


On black construction paper the kids outlined in either white crayon or while colored pencils a U shaped pattern diagonally across the paper. Then dotted stars across the page. With 2 different shape colored circles added their “planets” to the page, colored in the sun with yellow at the top of the page. The accented the planets with rings, stripes and designs. Then they splattered white paint across the page to make it look like several stars. 


 This piece of artwork was not necessarily made to look exactly like the solar system. Children we to use their imaginations. 







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  1. That a fun craft and a great way for them to learn. My oldest did a big project about space in school last year and had to make a mobile with all the planets. I like your idea better.

  2. Love this idea, as usual, will use in my classes! You are SO creative!

  3. Looks like a fun craft! I’ll be sharing this with my bestie, who homeschools her four boys!

  4. I love that project/craft! That would be so much fun to do with my kids when they’re older.

  5. What a fun project for your kids! I am not a homeschooler myself, but I loved doing educational projects like this with my kids when they were smaller.

  6. I love this idea! we have so much construction paper – I’m glad to have a new craft to do with it!

  7. What a fantastic idea!! Love it. And we have the supplies!

  8. What a fun, educational craft!

  9. Looks like a lot of fun and a great way to learn, too! Very cool project!

  10. Very neat. I love that you encouraged them to be creative.

  11. this looks like such a fun craft, I would love to do this with my daughter she could make cards for her class.

  12. Those are quite lovely!

  13. Very cute, my kids projects usually look a lot more messy than that!

  14. This brings back so many memories. Not just with my children, but also myself. I remember doing this when I was in school. Love it! I’ve always been fascinated with the planets too! πŸ™‚

  15. What a fun project! I cannot wait till my kid are big enough to start doing all this fun things with them, Thanks for sharing.

  16. I’m loving the solar system construction paper craft! They all came out great and I think that this is an activity even a preschooler can participate in!

  17. My girl is always looking for ways to use the white crayon, hahaha. She’d love this.

  18. What a fun craft for the kids to make! I bet my niece and nephew would love to do this!

  19. This is an awesome project idea! My kids are totally fascinated with the planets and I think this would be a great activity for them. Thanks for sharing!

  20. That is a really cute craft!

  21. Those came out so cool. I will have to try it with my nephew.

  22. This is such a cute idea! thanks for the linky!

  23. This looked like a very fun project! My daughter comes home with her renditions of things like this and the imagination is so great!

  24. Those look really fun. Thanks for the idea!

  25. This looks like so much fun. A great way to learn about the solar system.

  26. BEAUTIFUL!!! xoxo

  27. That would be an awesome science and art lesson in one! So creative! my kids are really getting into this home school project stuff.

  28. Truly lovely works of art there! What a fun idea!

  29. It is so neat to see what they come up with using their imaginations!

  30. Oooh, solar systems are so much fun to work on. Those came out great

  31. Oh This is right up my son’s ally! He loves space and planets. Great little project!

  32. Great looking planets! Looks like the kids learned a lot.

  33. This looks so fun! And the crafting all turned out so beautifully πŸ™‚

  34. It looks like they learned a lot this week! That’s a cool craft too, nice looking planets!

  35. I teach 6th grade social studies and we’re learning about Da Vinci, too. My students are always so surprised to learn about his inventions; they all think he was “just a famous painter.”

  36. They did some great artwork! Very crafty kids you are teaching. And an excelent exercise to get their minds wondering about the universe.

  37. It is good to teach children with art. It makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  38. What a fun and creative way to talk about space. Love that it’s free form!

  39. these turned out so fun!

  40. Wow! They came up with some awesome projects. Love a good craft idea, thanks for sharing.

  41. Those are awesome! What a fun way to teach kids! Love the idea of combining art and science.

  42. What a great idea! My daughter loves to create things with craft paper!

  43. Cute idea for learning about the solar system

  44. So, so cute! and great linky! Thanks

  45. My son would love this. Crafts keep him busy for hours and really affect his mood, and I love that it’s not exactly like the solar system. Explorative play is so important!

  46. What a great fun educational project

  47. What an awesome project! The kids look like they had a lot of fun with it. πŸ™‚

  48. Very cool craft, I was just teaching my 4year old about the planets so this is something I could do with her.

  49. That’s a great project! my kids aren’t home schooled but I always look for projects to keep them busy during intersession.

  50. I’m really impressed with what a good job they did! I definitely want to do this with my son.

  51. Fantastic project and looks like they had fun.

  52. SO creative. My son was just telling me all about DiVinci this past week because he did a report on him.

  53. This looks like so much fun! I love how they turned out!

  54. What a fun craft for the kids. I like it!

  55. I really love the variety! This is a lot of fun and I remember doing something similar to this when I was younger and it really brings out your creativity.

  56. That’s such a cool idea! I love the creativity. We might also do a more scientific version as we’ve been studying space recently. Thanks for sharing.

  57. That’s a great way to get them to learn about the planets. It is hands on but doesn’t require a bunch of foam balls that fall all over the place.

  58. What a great project. They looked like they enjoyed it.

  59. This is such a cute project idea!

  60. What a great project!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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