Solar System Kit - only 15

You can now buy a set of balls so your class can paint its own model. A painting guide and photos are provided (by email) so they can paint the CORRECT colours for each planet or major moon. By mixing and painting colours themselves, children will learn those colours much better. Please note this offer is available only to schools which book me for any workshop so I can bring the kit with me - I am not currently posting the kit.


The kit includes polystyrene balls as well as two beach balls, as shown below. You can also buy balls of your own choosing to create a kit to suit your own class, at the individual prices listed below. I will bring the balls with me after you have booked a workshop, so there will be no postage or packing costs.

In addition you will receive a detailed set of instructions, including fact files on each planet or moon, a paint mixing guide, a full set of high quality photos, and more. I will send all these by Wetransfer (or you can download from a memory stick while I am at the school).

Please note you will have to create Saturn's rings yourselves, but instructions for doing this will be included, as well as a card compass for drawing out the rings accurately.

See below for further details.


Contents of Kit


Model Kit:

1x46cm beach ball (Jupiter)

1x38cm beach ball (Saturn)

2x pair of compasses made of card (for drawing rings)

2x15cm polystyrene balls (Uranus and Neptune)

2x10cm or 9cm polystyrene balls (Earth and Venus)

1x8cm or 7cm polystyrene ball (Mars)

4x5cm or 4cm polystrene balls (Ganymede, Callisto, Mercury, Titan)

5x2.5cm or 2cm polystyrene balls (The Moon, Io, Europa, Pluto, Triton)

Sandpaper (to sand beach balls - helps paint stick)


Printable instructions (emailed via Wetransfer):

General instructions for making the model

Instructions for making the rings of Saturn

Paint mixing guide (guide to which colours are needed for which planet/moon, as well as how to mix them using a basic set of acrylic paints)

Detailed list of resources, including which paint colours are required for each planet/moon

Fact files on each planet and moon with photos (in both Word and PDF format), so children can do further reading, create labels, do presentations, or write about their planet or moon

Complete set of high resolution photos of each planet and moon (for children to copy from and for display)

Table guide - suggestions for which planet/moon should be painted on which table (so children can share colours efficiently)

Assignment sheet - to assign children to each planet and moon

Note: it is recommended that you laminate these instructions to protect them from paint and so you can use them in future years


To purchase:

Cost: 15


Individual Balls For Sale

48cm beach ball - 4 (11 available)

38cm beach ball - 3 (55 available)

Polystyrene Balls

20cm - 4 (9 available)

15cm - 2.50 (55 available)

10cm - 1 (50 available)

9cm - 1 (30 available)

8cm - 80p (25 available)

7cm - 70p (25 available)

4cm - 50p (100 available)

2cm - 25p (180 available)

If your school has booked me for a workshop, I will add the cost to the invoice for the workshop(s) and bring the resources when I visit to do the workshop.

At present the kit is only available for delivery by me when visiting to do a workshop (this can be any workshop with any class).

Please email me at or call 0161 224 6445 (mob 07754 406422) to make arrangements.