Cover polystyrene balls with clay. Choose a suitable size and colour for each of the planets.
Use a needle to poke a hole in each planet.
Poke a piece of nylon thread dipped in hot glue into the hole. Add a little more glue once the thread is in place.
Cut out a disc of heavy cardboard and paint it black. Cut out craft rubber stars and glue them to the disc.
Poke small holes in the disc, from which to hang each planet. Hang the sun in the centre and hang the rest of the planets around it in a circle.
Tie, glue or tape a piece of nylon thread to the back of each planet and hang the planets from the disc.
Make your own clay solar system! It's fun and educational at the same time! First, choose polystyrene balls in the right size for each of the different planets. The sun should be biggest, of course - much bigger than the planets. The planets orbit the sun in the following order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and furthest away is Neptune. We also made a little clay spaceship that's exploring the galaxy. This solar system is the perfect decoration for all the little adventurers and future astronomers out there!