Updated: Jun 17, 2020
“The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” Why not try to make a personal indoor gazing night for our little born stars to dream big, relax, enjoy and have a calm sleep every night. This activity is to make a DIY Constellation Lamp for kid’s bedtime with simple and easily available supplies.
Stars at night are a beautiful and pleasing sight to watch. It gives a vibe of positivity, calmness and increases our focus as well as concentration levels to a great extent. Making a personalized one will bring peace and placidity for kids along with an exercise to make one for themselves. They will also learn about constellations and increase their capability to analyze things along with finding the hidden aspects.
An empty glass jar
Disposal aluminum foil pan
Silver Color Sharpie
Cut a rectangle strip of the disposal aluminum foil which should be long enough to cover the jar from top to bottom and wide enough to cover the entire jar from inside
Using a silver color sharpie, draw the constellations on the rectangle aluminum strip
Now using an awl make holes for the dots of the constellations
The remaining part can be filled with smaller dots which would be the surrounding stars
Roll the aluminum sheet until it fits snug inside the jar
Now, put the encircled aluminum sheet inside the jar
Switch the light on and place it inside the jar and close the jar with it’s lid
Take your jar into a dark room and enjoy your very own personalized star gazing in your room!
Stars are huge and glowing balls of gases
The star which is the closest to our Earth is the Sun
Stars vary in size, temperature, color and brightness
The bluer stars are usually hotter, while the redder stars are cooler
A constellation is a group or rather a cluster of stars that create a shape
Constellation comes from a Latin word “constellatio” which vaguely is translated as ‘set of stars’
Till now, there are in total 88 constellations across the sky