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Space Wreath: Solar System Arts & Crafts For Preschoolers & Beyond

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Space crafts are a great way to enjoy hands-on fun when you study the solar system and astronomy. Not only is this fun and easy space craft idea excellent for fine motor skills and creative thinking, it will have your kids eager to dive in and learn more about space!

Check out this fun space crafts idea – it’s out of this world! Kids can add planets and stars to this fun and eye-catching quilled paper wreath as a great way to enhance their space unit study.

Outer space has long captivated children; planets, stars, meteors, moons, asteroids, and more are fodder for endless imagination escapades in young children.

While you read about outer space and learn about our solar system, adding a space themed art project is the perfect next step.

Paper quilling can seem complicated, but we’ve actually even done these projects with our preschoolers (yup, you read that right: this is a space craft for preschoolers, too – not just older kids!).

Paper crafts is they’re unique and beautiful, and there’s something very special about handmade accomplisments. If you spend a ton of time talking to the kids about space, they will love creating their own version for you to showcase and share.

Hang this space wreath up on the fridge or place it on your front door! When it comes to decorating the home, you can’t go wrong with art from the heart!

For more space-themed fun, check out our dot-to-dot constellations and this fun Solar System Printables Pack.

Be sure to check out our Tulip Garden for another fun paper craft idea.

Complete Space Wreath made from quilled paper for solar system crafts

This is a great way for the kids to learn about space while creating it themselves. Talk about a great homeschooling activity!

Supplies needed for this easy Quilled Paper Space Wreath

Just a few simple supplies are all that you’ll need to create this adorable DIY space wreath. It’s unique in how it looks because it has 3D effects!

  • Colorful paper quilling strips
  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Scissors
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

How To Make a Quilled Paper Space Wreath

Just follow the super simple steps below to make adorable space wreath.

Choose yellow or white quilling strips and use a 6 inch long strip to make a marquise shape. This is done by pressing two sides of the loose coil.

forming the paper star

Grab the two opposite points positioned before the first two points to make it into a star. Do this same process to make more stars.

making the paper star

Take the long blue strips that are 12 inches in size and make a loose coil. Use three green strips to make three loose coils of various sizes. These coils should be at least half the size of the blue coils.

coiling the paper to make Earth

Put the green coils into random shapes and put them inside the blue coil. This is the Earth.

making the paper earth

Pick two strips of about 10 inches in length and hold them together.

picking up two pieces of paper

Coil the strips together to make a tighter coil and then let go to loosen the coil a bit.

rolling the paper into a loose coil

Put glue on the open end to hold the coil together. Use 6 inch strips to make two marquise shapes. Attach the closed marquise shapes to both sides of the coil. This is Saturn.

creating Saturn

Make all the other planets with loose coils using any color of strips.

making all the paper planets

Cut the shape of a wreath from black paper.

cutting out the wreath

Use glue and put the quilled items on the wreath. You can arrange the planets and stars and then add them with glue.

space wreath visual example

Tips for Making a Quilled Space Wreath

Don’t feel overwhelmed making this fun craft! I promise you that it’s not hard to do at all!

Do I have to align the planets in any certain way?

You can if you want, or don’t! This wreath DIY craft is a great way for the kids to have fun and make a lovely space craft. If they want to make it their own way, let them.

Why are my planets not sticking?

You may need to change up the type of glue that you use. Craft glue works best, in my opinion. Also, be sure that you let the glue dry all the way before trying to hang it up!

This wreath craft is such a cute way to add a fun look to your front door or window! Plus, the kids will be over the moon happy that you’re displaying their art.

More Simple Craft Ideas

Feeling like creating even more? Here are some other super fun and easy crafts to make!

DIY paper planet wreath

Quilled Paper Space Wreath

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Everyone is going to love making this fun space wreath craft!

Materials

  • Colorful paper quilling strips
  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Scissors
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

Instructions

Choose yellow or white quilling strips and use a 6 inch long strip to make a marquise shape. This is done by pressing two sides of the loose coil.

Grab the two opposite points positioned before the first two points to make it into a star. Do this same process to make more stars.

Take the long blue strips that are 12 inches in size and make a loose coil. Use three green strips to make three loose coils of various sizes. These coils should be at least half the size of the blue coils.

Put the green coils into random shapes and put them inside the blue coil. This is the Earth.

Pick two strips of about 10 inches in length and hold them together.

Coil the strips together to make a tighter coil and then let go to loosen the coil a bit.

Put glue on the open end to hold the coil together. Use 6 inch strips to make two marquise shapes. Attach the closed marquise shapes to both sides of the coil. This is Saturn.

Make all the other planets with loose coils using any color of strips.

Cut the shape of a wreath from black paper.

Use glue and put the quilled items on the wreath. You can arrange the planets and stars and then add them with glue.

Ready to have some fun?

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