Greetings! For today’s Saturday Printable, Esme Blegvad designed a banner/solar system that you can hang in your room for the rest of infinity (or until you want to take it down).
Here’s how to do it:
1. Print each page, then cut out all the planets along the black lines.
2. With a push-pin, punch holes where they are marked on each planet. The holes only have to be as thick as a piece of thread or string. Tip: Putting a folded-up old T-shirt or pillow under the planets while you stab them makes everything faster and easier.
3. Roll out a good length of thread and string the planets onto it. Keep them face up and thread from the right. (This is so the thread goes into the right hole, is strung across the BACK of the planet, and then comes out again on the left-hand side.) If you decide to put the planets in solar-system order, here’s a refresher on how that goes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
4. When all your planets are strung out, cut the thread and space them out. Once you’re happy with how they are spaced, put a little tape over the holes on the back of the planets so the paper doesn’t float around and so the thread doesn’t get all tangled.
And that’s it! Ready to print some planets?
Here are seven of them:
And then Jupiter: