Mars Facts for Kids Plus Fun Mars Craft

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Mars Facts For Kids Plus Fun Mars Craft

Come learn all about the red planet Mars! This is a fun and educational article for kids of all ages about one of the most popular planets in our solar system. We’ll talk about some of the unique features of Mars, such as its red color, and how it has two moons. We’ll also learn some interesting facts about Mars and finish with a fun Mars Craft for kids to enjoy. You can even pair this craft with a super cool space playdough recipe to extend your child’s interest further! Enjoy.

If you love this fun craft then you’ll love this paper plate planets craft too!

Mars Facts

Here are some fun facts about the planet Mars.

  • Mars is the 4th planet from the sun.
  • Mars is the 2nd smallest planet.
  • Mars is often referred to as the “Red Planet” because of its reddish appearance.
  • Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
  • Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons.
  • Mars is home to the deepest canyon in the solar system, Valles Marineris.
  • A day on Mars is called a “sol” and is only 37 minutes longer than a day on Earth.
  • A year on Mars is about 687 Earth days long.
  • The temperature on Mars can range from -225 degrees Fahrenheit at the poles to 80 degrees Fahrenheit at the equator.
  • Mars has a thin atmosphere that is made up of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon.
  • There is evidence that water once flowed on Mars.
Mars Facts For Kids Plus Fun Mars Craft

Mars Gravity

The gravity on Mars is only 3/8th of the gravity on Earth. This means that if you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 38 pounds on Mars!

Mars Surface

The surface of Mars is very rocky and has many craters.

Mars Weather

The weather on Mars can be very extreme. Dust storms can cover the entire planet and last for months.

Supplies Needed for Your Mars Craft

How to Make This Mars Craft

Begin by downloading and printing the Mars Template onto white paper. Cut out and trace around the template pieces onto colored paper.

Next cut out all the colored pieces of the Planet Mars and prepare to assemble.

Glue all the template pieces onto the planet Mars to create your planet creation.

Now the planet Mars craft is complete you can add it to a solar system background.

To Make a Space Background

To make a space themed background, simply use a toothbrush or other brush and flick white paint across some back construction paper.

Once the background is dry, you can glue your Mars craft to the background to create a solar system look.

Your Mars Craft is now ready to display. Hang in the classroom or create a solar system display for the kids to enjoy. This is a great way to teach children about planets and the greater and wider world in which we live.

Get Your Free Mars Template Here

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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