Make a planet mask!

Make a planet mask! a person wearing a cartoon paper mask of the Earth

Our solar system has eight very different and very special planets. Which one is farthest from the sun? Which one has the most moons? Find the answers to these questions and make a cool wearable planet mask with this fun activity!


What you need:

a photo of a printout of the mask activity, tape, and scissors all laid out on a table

  • Printout of planet mask activity (pages 1 and 2)

  • Scissors

  • Tape


Caution!

Be very careful when using scissors.

Adult scissors (i.e. scissors with a sharpened edge) should not be used by children under the age of 10 without adult supervision.


What to do:

  1. Use scissors to cut out planet shape (page 1 of printout) on the dotted line. Be sure to save the fun facts at the bottom of the page.

  2. a photo of scissors cutting a cartoon of Earth out of a piece of paper
  3. Use scissors to cut out the mask's eye holes on the dotted lines.

  4. scissors cutting paper planet mask to make eye holes
    planet mask with eye holes

  5. Cut out 3 strips of paper (page 2 of printout) on the dotted lines.

  6. scissors cutting out strips of paper on dotted lines on activity template strips of paper after being cut from template

  7. Tape the ends of the paper strips together to make one long paper strip.

  8. three strips of paper, with ends taped together to create one long paper strip
  9. Wrap the long paper strip around your head until you have a snug fit. The strip should form a ring around your head. Tape the ends of the paper strip so that the ring will stay the right size. Note: be careful not to get tape stuck in your hair! If you can, find a friend to help you with this step.

  10. a person wraps a long strip of paper around her head and tapes the paper so that it creates a snug fit

  11. Take the paper ring off of your head. Tape the ring to the back of the planet cutout near the center and top of the planet.

  12. a person tapes a paper ring to the back side of a planet mask cutout
  13. Place the paper ring on top of your head and see the world through a planet's eyes! And while you're pretending to be a planet, be sure to tell your friends some fun facts about yourself. (You'll find a few on page 1 of the activity.)

  14. a paper planet mask displayed on a clear cylinder



    Pick your favorite planet in our solar system and download a printable mask activity on the right!

article last updated October 12, 2016
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