11 Best Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids [easy]


Are you as excited as my family is for the total solar eclipse? We’re over the moon excited. {{bwahaha}} To commemorate this event I’ve found some solar eclipse crafts and activities that you can make with your kids! They’re super inexpensive, creative, and can lead to hours of fun. Plus, it’s a great way to teach your child about space.

How to make solar eclipse crafts with these tutorials which include solar eclipse viewers, activity sheets, t-shirts, galaxy slime, party food, and more!

Solar Eclipse Activities

In case you’re new here, “Hi!  I’m Laurie” and Tip Junkie has thousands of craft and DIY tutorials, most with pictured tutorials.  You can always type any word or topic into the search bar if you’re looking for more ideas on what to make or sew with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Do you have a great solar eclipse tutorial?  If so, share it on Facebook and tag @TipJunkie or Instagram using #TipJunkie so I can feature you and inspire fellow Tip Junkie’s with your fabulous idea.  I will always give proper credit as I’m all about promoting creative women!  {squeal in delight}

What is a Total Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.

Don’t miss the total solar eclipse on August 21st. It hasn’t happened in the United States since 1979.

Solar Eclipse

1. A fun craft idea by Books and Giggles to learn about how the solar eclipse happens using construction paper, chalk and tape.

2. Make a solar eclipse t-shirt to wear on August 21st. It’s a simple project by KC Parent using a plain black t-shirt, fabric paint and sponges.

3. Smaller batches of black, turquoise, violet, and white slime are mixed together to make this super cool cosmic slime by Twodaloo.

Solar Eclipse Viewer

Solar Eclipse Viewer

4. Get creative and make your own pinhole viewer by JPL Nasa to safely view the solar eclipse. It’s a simple project using card stock, aluminum foil and a paper clip.

5. Another easy and simple way to make a pinhole viewer by Thrifty Fun is with an empty cardboard tube, white paper, foil and a push pin.

6. How to make a solar eclipse viewer using two paper plates by Nurture Store. Piercing two tiny holes in the center of the plates allows you to view the eclipse.

Activity Sheet

Activity Sheet

7. Skip to My Lou shares two activity pages for kids to color and fill in. They’re fun for a time capsule and make a great keepsake.

8. Learn all about the solar eclipse with these free printable activity pages from That Bald Chick. The activities include a word search, matching game, coloring page, and notebooking page.

Party Food

Party Food

9. The young and the young at heart will love to eat these yummy moon pies by Wilde in the Kitchen! A crunchy, marshmallow-y center covered in chocolate. Who can resist?!

10. Take popcorn to the next level with this insanely delicious sweet and salty galaxy popcorn recipe by Raising Whasians! Nothing beats the amazing combination of sweet and salty all in one bite!

11. Chocolate cut out star cookies with a sugar glaze make these fun galaxy cookies by Sugar Fun Run.

11 Best Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids

You Might Also Like:

          I Was Featured on the TipJunkie blog

Thanks Ladies ~ I just adore these pictured tutorials! I’m honored to be able to feature you and send you over some new readers. Feel free to share your “I was featured on Tip Junkie” badge on your blog, Facebook, or Instagram. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

P.S.  Join the conversations over on the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials you need.

Laurie Turk the Tip Junkie
Promoting creative women through their tutorials,
craft rooms,  and products.
~ Laurie  {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
Sign up for weekly inspiration which promotes
Creative Women and gives you FREEBIES!
{it’s free, of course}

 Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *