Color Variations Solar System: Educational Kids Craft
By DMC
ITEM # 2665879P11
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Crafting Time
Varies
Skill Level
Beginner
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • DMC® Color Variations floss:
  • One skein each: Tropical Waters, Caribbean Bay, Water Lilies, Roaming Pastures, Autumn Leaves, Wheat Fields, Morning Sunshine, Summer Breeze, Tropical Sunset, Canyon, Mid Summer Night
  • Two skeins each: Fall Harvest, Sand Dune, Radiant Ruby
  • DMC® Embroidery Floss – Black 310
  • 9 party balloons (do not use water balloons – they do not hold their shape during the drying process)
  • Fabric stiffener (such as Mod Podge® Stiffy)
  • Large bowl (more than 13" wide)
  • 9 chopsticks or pencils
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Newspaper & wax paper
  • 9 skeins of DMC® Light Effects Glow in the Dark (E940) as a bottom layer on each planet (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blow up and knot 9 balloons, making each of them the desired planet size:
  2. Mercury
    2"
    Desert Canyon

    Mars
    2-1/2"
    Radiant Ruby

    Venus
    3"
    Sand Dune

    Earth
    3-1/2"
    Roaming Pastures

    Neptune
    6"
    Caribbean Bay & Midsummer Night

    Uranus
    6-1/2"
    Tropical Waters & Water Lilies

    Saturn
    8"
    Fall Harvest & Autumn Leaves
    Black floss (rings)

    Jupiter
    9"
    Fall Harvest, Wheat Fields & Sand Dune

    Sun
    13"
    Morning Sunshine, Tropical Sunset & Summer Breeze

    NOTE: Since some planets are extremely large in comparison to others, they will not fit under the hoop if created accurately so feel free to use some creative license in sizing your planets.
  3. Select the first planet and the corresponding floss color as noted in the chart. Create a slip knot loop and place around the balloon knot. (Optional – use a skein of Glow in the Dark floss as the first layer for a cool effect.)
  4. Begin wrapping floss tightly around the balloon, changing angles of your wrapping to get better coverage. (Hint: Do not remove the wrapper from the skein of floss – rather, pull from the skein as you wrap. This will eliminate tangles.)
  5. When you reach the end of the skein, use a dab of fabric stiffener to secure. NOTE: Add the rings of Saturn using black (310) embroidery floss.
  6. Add 2" of fabric stiffener to your bowl and gently roll the wrapped balloon in the liquid until thoroughly coated.
  7. Hold wrapped balloon above the bowl for 15 seconds to allow excess stiffener to drip back into the bowl.
  8. Poke a chopstick or pencil through the loose end of the balloon knot (being careful not to puncture the balloon), and hang the balloon on the edge of a desk or table with newspapers and wax paper beneath to catch any drips of excess fabric stiffener.
  9. Repeat all steps for each planet.
  10. Allow to dry undisturbed for 24-48 hours or until thoroughly dry. (Hint: repeat Steps 6-8 for a more sturdy planet).
  11. When completely dry, slip chopstick out of balloon.
  12. Pull the knot of the balloon up from the threads and cut off. There will be a crackling noise as the balloon separates from the threads. Use the end of the chop stick/pencil to assist with the separation.
  13. Pull the deflated balloon out through the openings of the thread planet (use tweezers if necessary)
  14. Use various lengths of black embroidery floss to hang your planets from the embroidery hoop.

Actual Planet Sizes:
Jupiter (69,911 km / 43,441 miles) – 1,120% the size of Earth
Saturn (58,232 km / 36,184 miles) – 945% the size of Earth
Uranus (25,362 km / 15,759 miles) – 400% the size of Earth
Neptune (24,622 km / 15,299 miles) – 388% the size of Earth
Earth (6,371 km / 3,959 miles)
Venus (6,052 km / 3,761 miles) – 95% the size of Earth
Mars (3,390 km / 2,460 miles) – 53% the size of Earth
Mercury (2,440 km / 1,516 miles) – 38% the size of Earth

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • DMC® Color Variations floss:
  • One skein each: Tropical Waters, Caribbean Bay, Water Lilies, Roaming Pastures, Autumn Leaves, Wheat Fields, Morning Sunshine, Summer Breeze, Tropical Sunset, Canyon, Mid Summer Night
  • Two skeins each: Fall Harvest, Sand Dune, Radiant Ruby
  • DMC® Embroidery Floss – Black 310
  • 9 party balloons (do not use water balloons – they do not hold their shape during the drying process)
  • Fabric stiffener (such as Mod Podge® Stiffy)
  • Large bowl (more than 13" wide)
  • 9 chopsticks or pencils
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Newspaper & wax paper
  • 9 skeins of DMC® Light Effects Glow in the Dark (E940) as a bottom layer on each planet (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blow up and knot 9 balloons, making each of them the desired planet size:
  2. Mercury
    2"
    Desert Canyon

    Mars
    2-1/2"
    Radiant Ruby

    Venus
    3"
    Sand Dune

    Earth
    3-1/2"
    Roaming Pastures

    Neptune
    6"
    Caribbean Bay & Midsummer Night

    Uranus
    6-1/2"
    Tropical Waters & Water Lilies

    Saturn
    8"
    Fall Harvest & Autumn Leaves
    Black floss (rings)

    Jupiter
    9"
    Fall Harvest, Wheat Fields & Sand Dune

    Sun
    13"
    Morning Sunshine, Tropical Sunset & Summer Breeze

    NOTE: Since some planets are extremely large in comparison to others, they will not fit under the hoop if created accurately so feel free to use some creative license in sizing your planets.
  3. Select the first planet and the corresponding floss color as noted in the chart. Create a slip knot loop and place around the balloon knot. (Optional – use a skein of Glow in the Dark floss as the first layer for a cool effect.)
  4. Begin wrapping floss tightly around the balloon, changing angles of your wrapping to get better coverage. (Hint: Do not remove the wrapper from the skein of floss – rather, pull from the skein as you wrap. This will eliminate tangles.)
  5. When you reach the end of the skein, use a dab of fabric stiffener to secure. NOTE: Add the rings of Saturn using black (310) embroidery floss.
  6. Add 2" of fabric stiffener to your bowl and gently roll the wrapped balloon in the liquid until thoroughly coated.
  7. Hold wrapped balloon above the bowl for 15 seconds to allow excess stiffener to drip back into the bowl.
  8. Poke a chopstick or pencil through the loose end of the balloon knot (being careful not to puncture the balloon), and hang the balloon on the edge of a desk or table with newspapers and wax paper beneath to catch any drips of excess fabric stiffener.
  9. Repeat all steps for each planet.
  10. Allow to dry undisturbed for 24-48 hours or until thoroughly dry. (Hint: repeat Steps 6-8 for a more sturdy planet).
  11. When completely dry, slip chopstick out of balloon.
  12. Pull the knot of the balloon up from the threads and cut off. There will be a crackling noise as the balloon separates from the threads. Use the end of the chop stick/pencil to assist with the separation.
  13. Pull the deflated balloon out through the openings of the thread planet (use tweezers if necessary)
  14. Use various lengths of black embroidery floss to hang your planets from the embroidery hoop.

Actual Planet Sizes:
Jupiter (69,911 km / 43,441 miles) – 1,120% the size of Earth
Saturn (58,232 km / 36,184 miles) – 945% the size of Earth
Uranus (25,362 km / 15,759 miles) – 400% the size of Earth
Neptune (24,622 km / 15,299 miles) – 388% the size of Earth
Earth (6,371 km / 3,959 miles)
Venus (6,052 km / 3,761 miles) – 95% the size of Earth
Mars (3,390 km / 2,460 miles) – 53% the size of Earth
Mercury (2,440 km / 1,516 miles) – 38% the size of Earth