Looking to build your very own constellation? All you need is some marshmallows and spaghetti! This fun and easy activity is perfect for kids – they can create their own designs and make up their own star stories. So grab some supplies and get started! Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to spot your constellation in the night sky.
A constellation is a cluster of stars that form a visual pattern when viewed from Earth. Their pattern was identified with a name or form known to humans. For example, people have named constellation patterns based on mythological creatures, animals, men, and women.
This is a fun activity to introduce the kids to simple astronomy ideas. Using marshmallows and spaghetti, we will construct a big dipper constellation model of the stars.
Let the kids enjoy the activity and a fun snack with marshmallows while learning the constellations.
Average Time: 10-15 Minutes
- Bag of marshmallows
- Raw spaghetti
- Diagram of constellation
Images to Print
You can encourage the kids to do this activity with other constellation diagrams.
The next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, try building your own constellation using marshmallows and spaghetti. It’s a great way to learn about the night sky and have fun. And who knows? You might just be able to spot your own constellation in the stars!