Constellation Simulation

This fine-motor-filled art project is a fun way to study and create constellations of your own!

Constellations are groups of stars that form a pattern

Constellation star patterns have been portrayed and imagined as different people, objects, and animals in the night sky.  Check out some of these popular constellations!



  • Black Cup

  • Star Stickers

  • Gems

  • Confetti

  • Pencil

  • Glue

Make your Own Constellations!

For this project, you can copy a constellation found in the night sky, or create your own! What story or picture is your constellation telling?

Using a pencil, poke your constellation holes into your black cup. 

Using glue and your decorations, add extra stars, planets, and asteroids to the outside of your cup

Find a dark space and place your tea light underneath your cup. Imagine the cup is the night sky and enjoy the constellations you’ve created! Take time stargazing at the night sky with your child. What pictures can you find in the stars?