I don’t know about you, but I love finding ways to use natural materials in craft projects. A while back I had my husband cut a whole bunch of wood discs for me from a tree branch that had to be cut down and I’ve already used some for wood slice necklaces and ornaments. This is how I took some and made a mobile to represent the solar system.
Wood slices (with holes drilled in the tops) about 1/4 inch thick
Paint and brushes
Other than Earth, I didn’t try to “label” any of the other planets, but you sure could if you wanted. Mine is a much more abstract solar system than you might find in the gift shop of your local science museum.
Start by painting 9 wood pieces with different colors and patterns. I did a few solid colors, a few with white and colored stripes, and one with blue and green blobs to represent Earth. Let dry and paint the same design on the other sides.
Paint the embroidery hoop too if desired.
Cut different lengths of yarn and tie them onto the hoop and then through the holes in the wood.
Tie to pieces of yarn across the top of the hoop so it can be hung.
Wouldn’t this be so fun for a planet party, Earth Day or just hanging in a bedroom?
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