The stars and sky hold some major appeal for everyone, and for good reason; is there anything more beautiful or awe inspiring than the night sky? The mystery of space is powerful and bewitching, and there is no shortage of creative and unique crafts you can do with your kiddos to bring a little bit of the galaxy into your home. From constellations, to the moon, stars, and planets, the dark, infinite universe has been a guiding force since the beginning of time, so let it guide your tiny astronomer to spend some time crafting up a storm.
These crafts offer the perfect combo of fun, art, and science, and are a great chance to impart some knowledge on your little ones, without sounding too much like their least favorite science teacher. So channel your inner Neil Degrasse Tyson, bust out your telescopes and glitter, and jet off to infinity and beyond with these gorgeous outer space crafts.
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As usual, the sister team behind A Beautiful Mess hit it on the head with this gorgeous and surprisingly easy DIY moon phases wall hanging. Add some mystique to your walls with this craft, that requires only oven bake clay, metallic paint, a circular cookie cutter, and twine.
If your kids are older, this DIY constellation table runner from Design Sponge is the perfect accent for a desk or bedside table, and is so simple you need no sewing skills to make it. Sounds like our kind of sewing project. Add some beads or sequins if your teen wants to bling it out a little bit more, and they can also personalize it by adding specific constellations that are meaningful to them.
Alright, I don’t know if a manicure counts as a craft, but this galaxy nails DIY is beyond beautiful, and unlike most nail painting endeavors (at least for me) it’s so straightforward, you can do it to yourself and wind up with ten incredible galaxies on your nails, instead of just 5. Head on over to A Beautiful Mess for the full tutorial.
These color blocked galaxy coasters from A Kailo Chic Life combine fashion with function in the most out of this world way, with three easy materials; marble tiles, painters tape, and alcohol inks. A few swirls and spatters later, and voila! An interstellar masterpiece.
Anyone else obsessed with hanging lights in their room as a kid? These moon phases lights DIY from the marvelous minds behind The House That Lars Built is the stuff dreams are made of, and doubles as the most badass night light ever. Some lights and gold leaf paint combine to make this DIY a project Neil Armstrong would be proud of.
This wearable wonder from Be Makeful transforms a boring updo into a statement. The marbled moon phases hair accessory is quick, easy, and while you’re making moons, go nuts and try some stars or planets as well! Add some glitter or stick with white and gray, all of space is your oyster!
As if your kid needed another excuse to look in the mirror, these color blocked galaxy swirl mirrors just gave your dull mirrors a major upgrade. Be careful though, the tutorial from A Kailo Chic Life is so easy, you might just find other things in your house going through a galaxy inspired makeover.