We love going outside late at night and observing the stars in the sky.

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This Flashlight Solar System experiment is a fun way to do that by bringing your favorite constellations inside!

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Here’s what you need to make this Flashlight Solar System activity:

Cut out the constellation cards and use the needle to poke holes where the stars appear.

Tape each constellation card onto the end of a flashlight. The constellations will shine through when you turn on the light!

Shine your flashlight onto the wall or ceiling to reveal the constellations.

Did you know? There are officially 88 constellations, according to the International Astronomical Union. How cool is that?!

If you liked this activity, you might also enjoy our constellations sewing cards.