How to Make a Paper Plate Mars

by Alicia Bodine Google

Mars has fascinated mankind for centuries. It has been argued as to whether life could actually be sustained on Mars, which makes it a good planet to study. When you are finished with your study on Mars, you will want to create a model of the planet to remind you what you have learned. This model doesn't have to be expensive, and can be made out of paint and paper plates.

Use two paper plates to make your circle. Have the paper plates face each other so that the rims touch.

Staple the rims together with a staple gun. Since you aren't putting anything in the middle of the plates, you only need a few staples.

Paint the paper plate red on both sides. This is the main color of Mars.

Add brown spots to your planet. The best way to do this is to get a picture of Mars to refer to. You can get one for the library or you can look up some pictures online.

Give the paint some time to dry.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 paper plates
  • Stapler
  • Red paint
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Reference picture of Mars

About the Author

I am a stay at home Mom and I enjoy writing articles and working on my blogs and website. I was one of the top 1000 Content Producers of 2007 for Associated Content. I come from a line of writers. My Father has published dozens of science fair project books and owns a newspaper here in town. My Grandfather has published hundreds of short stories. I look forward to being able to work with you.