Our friends over at Noodoll came out with such a fun DIY constellation light projector that we just had to share! My three year old son and I worked on this project together. It's a good one for little hands that are still learning the basics of cutting with scissors and glueing as well as it's a great tool to start talking about constellations and the stars.
Below are the instructions from Noodoll:
You will need the four templates printed on white paper (download here), a pair of scissors, a glue stick, some empty toilet paper rolls, a needle, a flash light.
- Cut out all of the templates with a pair of scissors.
- Put a piece of cardboard or another soft material under the templates and poke hopes through the white dots using a needle.
- Glue the magic night template on a roll of toilet paper, make sure it is glued along one edge of the roll.
- Cut the part of the roll that is sticking out in little strips as show above.
- Put glue on the inside of the cut strips and glue your paper head onto it as show above.
- Repeat steps 5-9 with the three other constellation templates.
- Now you can look through the roll to see the constellation or shine a flash light through it against a wall!