On this page, you will find 20 solar system coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Whether at home or in the classroom, these pages are a great interactive learning tool to teach kids about the marvel of space and our solar system.
For this series, I illustrated a wide range of pages, including solar system maps with and without Pluto (it was sad to see you go!), pages where kids can guess the planets in the solar system, solar system coloring flashcards, plus many more!
Once the coloring pages have been completed, they can be used for art in a classroom/bedroom, for a school project, planet memory games, placemats, and many other crafty uses!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
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9 Craft Ideas To Do With Solar System Coloring Pages
Here are some outstanding ways to put finished solar system coloring pages to good use.
1. Make a Solar System Mobile
A solar system coloring page is perfect for a mobile, and this craft is easy for children of any age.
Once the solar system is colored, have the youngsters cut out each individual planet and punch a hole at the top. A piece of white thread should be used to tie the planets to an embroidery hoop.
The embroidery hoop can be decorated with yellow pom-poms to make it look like a sun, and it can be hung on a door or a wall.
2. Decoration for a Christmas Tree
Many people decorate Christmas trees with stars, but why not with a planet?
Solar system coloring pages can be used to make simple Christmas ornaments, including an ornament for the top.
You can put the biggest planet or the most intricately colored one at the top of the tree and place the rest in a circle underneath.
Simply laminate each planet in the solar system after it is cut out, and attach a piece of yarn or string to hang it on the branch you choose.
3. Make the Solar System Come Alive
A great way to use solar system coloring pages is to create glow-in-the-dark ceiling art! This is easy, and kids love it.
The key is coloring the page with glow-in-the-dark paint or markers rather than crayons.
After each planet is colored, they should all be cut out and (with mom and dad’s help) affixed to the ceiling over the child’s bed with non-damaging wall putty.
This creates a “real” solar system that the youngster can enjoy for many years.
4. Make a Solar System Poster
Have your youngster make a solar system poster to turn a coloring page into terrific artwork. Using a large piece of black construction paper, use tiny dots of white paint to create stars.
Next, place a large sun in the middle. Color the solar system page and cut out the individual planets and transfer them to the poster.
This makes a beautiful piece of artwork that can be hung on the child’s bedroom wall or on the front of the refrigerator!
5. Make an Unusual Decoration
To make an unusual solar system decoration, take a large, yellow pom-pom and create a tiny vertical hole through its center.
Thread a piece of ribbon through and glue it to a button at the top so that it doesn’t fall back through.
Cut out the planets from the finished coloring page, and glue each one onto the ribbon, one on top of the other.
This makes an unusual decoration to hang in a doorway. Just make sure to laminate the planets to preserve them!
6. Make an Educational Craft
For this cute craft, use the cardboard from inside an empty roll of wrapping paper and decorate it with crayons, stickers, or glitter.
Color and cut out each planet and attach each one to an index card, and next to it, write a few facts about the planet.
Then attach each one with glue to the cardboard in a vertical pattern for a unique educational craft.
7. Design a Fun Welcome Sign
This easy craft is simple for children of all ages. Have each child laminate his or her coloring page in its entirety onto a piece of thin poster board.
At the top, in fancy letters, or any way the child chooses, have him or her write, “Welcome to Planet (whatever the child’s name is!)
This is a fun welcome sign that they can hang on the side of their desk or in their bedroom at home.
8. Make a Solar System Telescope
This craft may require more than one coloring page, but that’s more fun for the kids!
Use the cardboard from an empty paper towel wrapper, and use the solar system coloring page to laminate it.
Then, attach a pipe cleaner or extra long craft stick to the end of the “telescope.” Color and laminate all the planets from another solar system coloring page.
Attached the planets with string to the pipe cleaner one after the other so that the children can look through the tube and see the planets dangling there on the other end.
9. Make a Larger Than Life Solar System
This craft uses a small, black umbrella from a discount store. The umbrella should be sprayed with glitter on the inside to create a “night sky” effect.
Have the child cut out the planets from the coloring page and attach them to the umbrella’s underside from the various mental pieces used to open and close the umbrella.
The dark canopy from which the planets are hanging will look just like a solar system against the night sky.