Papercraft Planet Cards

Wow, your kids with a craft that’s out of this world! Little space lovers will love these simple Papercraft Planet Cards! 

Papercraft Planet Cards

Papercraft planet cards on a yellow background

My kids are like little sponges that just love learning about everything and anything! Especially living in Florida, we are always hearing about space exploration and rocket launches, and more. This boosts their interest and excitement for space, which I love! Do your kids love everything in space too? I am sure they do! Try this papercraft planet craft to help encourage their love of space. 

Create a hands-on learning experience for your kids with this simple craft. This craft is so easy even your younger kids can enjoy creating these fun cards! Be sure to check out our Papercraft Weather Cards too! 

How to Make Papercraft Planet Cards

planet cards including the sun papercraft

Supplies

Supplies used to creat planet papercraft cards
  1. Construction papers
  2. White cardstock paper
  3. Craft glue
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors

Directions

Steps on how to make your own planet card papercraft
  • Select white cardstock paper to make the card base. Select your colors of construction paper for each planet. You can follow the images here, or you could also search the internet to check the correct colors for each planet. Trace the planet patterns on the selected papers and cut them out nicely. Let’s start our craft with the Sun, Jupiter, Uranus, and Mercury.  
  • Start by grabbing your glue stick and gluing the round yellow cutout in the middle of the orange cutout to craft the sun. Then glue the small round cutouts on the Mercury base cutout. 
  • Grab the Jupiter and the Uranus base cutouts. Glue the strip cutouts on each planet accordingly. 
  • Use scissors to cut and trim the extra ends of the strips around the planet bases. Cut a slit along the yellow marked line of the Uranus ring pattern.
  • Insert the Uranus base pattern through the ring slit. Apply glue to fix the position of the planet base to the ring. 
  • Now, attach each planet’s papercraft patterns on individual cardstock cutouts slightly larger than the planets themselves. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Though this tutorial ends with Uranus, keep going! You can make even more planets, stars, or even constellation cards as well! 
  • Aside from recreating known planets, you can also encourage your kids to make up their own planets and name and design them. This would be a great thought experiment to get those brains thinking! 

More Papercraft Planet Cards Ideas

Planet papercraft cards finished image on yellow background.

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Papercraft Planet Cards

Papercraft Planet Cards
Wow your kids with a craft that’s out of this world! Little space lovers will love these simple Papercraft Planet Cards! 

Tools

  • Construction papers
  • White cardstock paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

Select white cardstock paper to make the card base. Select your colors of construction paper for each planet. You can follow the images here, or you could also search the internet to check the correct colors for each planet. Trace the planet patterns on the selected papers and cut them out nicely. Let’s start our craft with the Sun, Jupiter, Uranus, and Mercury.  

Start by grabbing your glue stick and gluing the round yellow cutout in the middle of the orange cutout to craft the sun. Then glue the small round cutouts on the Mercury base cutout. 

Grab the Jupiter and the Uranus base cutouts. Glue the strip cutouts on each planet accordingly. 

Use scissors to cut and trim the extra ends of the strips around the planet bases. Cut a slit along the yellow marked line of the Uranus ring pattern.

Insert the Uranus base pattern through the ring slit. Apply glue to fix the position of the planet base to the ring. 

Now, attach each planet's papercraft patterns on individual cardstock cutouts slightly larger than the planets themselves.

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