A fun hands-on way to learn about the solar system!
Hold the skewers by the pointed end and paint them all black.
Paint one cup all black on the outside. The other cup you will paint the top outer edge black so that when you stack them no white is showing. Let these dry and stack the cups with the bottom face up.
Mercury-gray with a little white - 1" ball
Venus-yellow and orange - 1.5" ball
Earth-blue, green, and a little white - 1.5" ball
Mars-red with a bit of orange - 1" ball
Jupiter-light brown with a few white stripes - 2.5" ball
Saturn-Yellow with a few brown stripes - 2.5" ball
Uranus-light blue with a bit of white - 2.5" ball
Neptune-blue with a bit of white - 1.5" ball
The Sun-yellow - 4" ball