This super easy science constellation activity for kids will transform their bedroom into a starry sky in the dark using a flashlight and our free printable constellation charts. Kids of all ages and adults will love the ability to toggle constellations on and off while learning the details of some of the most popular constellations.
Flashlight constellations for kids
We love going outside late at night and watching the stars in the sky. The Flashlight solar system Experimenting is a fun way to do this by bringing in your favorite constellations!
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Flashlight constellations for studying the stars
Supplies are needed
Instructions for creating constellations with a flashlight
Cut out the constellation maps and use a thick needle to poke holes in the places where the stars appear.
Tape each constellation map to the end of a flashlight.
Turn on the flashlight. The constellations will shine through when you turn on the light!
Point your flashlight at the wall or ceiling to reveal the constellations.
The galaxy is full of constellations!
Did you know? According to the International Astronomical Union, there are officially 88 constellations.
How cool is that?!
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What was your favorite flashlight constellation?