How can I use this resource?

Discover the wonders of the cosmos with "The Night Sky" craft templates. This engaging resource enables children to construct a captivating dome star chart, featuring the most famous constellations of the northern sky. Assemble the 12 elements, follow the prickle needle instructions to craft the constellations, and then illuminate it from the outside. Suddenly, you have a mesmerizing model of the luminous starry sky above you. It's not only a craft project but also an educational journey through the night sky.

What does this resource contain?

This downloadable resource contains all the templates and instructions needed to create a Ø 12.5 in starry sky dome with 12 iconic constellations. With this resource, children can explore astronomy, learn about the night sky, and craft their own stellar chart. It's a hands-on, educational experience that combines creativity and learning, making it an impressive project for young stargazers and inquisitive minds.

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The Night Sky
4550-en
Build a domed star chart showing the best-known constellations visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Print Yourself PDF
Print Yourself PDF
29 pages, Instant Download: 1 PDF
Skill Focus
Skill Focus
Spatial Awareness
Subject Area
Subject Area
Science
Holidays & Seasonal
Holidays & Seasonal
Earth Day
Arts
Arts
Sculpture
Popular Themes
Popular Themes
Science Projects
Resource Type
Resource Type
Activities, Craft Templates, Group Projects
Science
Science
Astronomy, Earth Science
What you’ll need
Scissors, Pin-prick needle and felt, Heavy printing paper, Glue
Duration
2 hours +
Age
8 years +

To get started, all you need is to download and print our Night Sky Astro-dome templates.

We’ve designed four different versions of this domed star chart: 
Version 1: White with the constellations. 
Version 2: White with the constellations and signs of the zodiac.
Version 3: Gray with the constellations. 
Version 4: Gray with the constellations and signs of the zodiac.

Pick your desired version and print it out on white heavy paper or card. Cut out the twelve trapezoidal segments.

Score the lines above and below the area with the months using a scoring tool and a ruler. Fold the lower flap of the 12 sky segments backwards.

Coat the glueing tabs along the sides of the sky segment with glue. These tabs shouldn’t be folded.

Stick the tabs to the back of the next sky segment...

... and slowly the domed star chart takes shape.

Stick each glueing tab on the side of the lower flaps to the next flap.

Coat the back of the flaps with glue,
fold them back, and stick them down.

Place the finished, domed star chart on a felt mat and carefully prick out the points of the constellations. Hold the starry sky above you against the light... now the constellations of the northern sky shine above you - AWESOME!!!

The Night Sky

Build a domed star chart showing the best-known constellations visible from the Northern Hemisphere.

$ 5,90

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