Sun-Earth-Moon Model Craft

Sun-Earth-Moon Model Craft

Last summer while learning about the Earth, Moon, and Sun during homeschool preschool, my daughter and I made a simple but effective model that illustrates that the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon revolves around the Earth.


  • Paper plate
  • Thick white paper
  • Yellow, blue, green, and gray crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Brass fasteners


  1. Cut a medium circle, a small circle, and two long strips from the thick white paper.
  2. Color the paper plate yellow.
  3. Color the medium circle green and blue.
  4. Color the small circle gray.
  5. Punch holes in the centers of each circle and on the ends of each long strip.
  6. Connect the paper plate to the medium circle and the medium circle to the small circle.
  7. Explain that the Earth (medium circle) revolves around the Sun (paper plate) and the Moon (small circle) revolves around the Earth.

Sun-Earth-Moon Model

For another fun space craft, try my S Is for Sun Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

Sun-Earth-Moon Model Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Sun-Earth-Moon Model © 2015 Heather Johnson

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