Solar System Flash Cards with Space Travel Stamp Set

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello everyone! Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a bit unusual project, which is not technically a card … well, it's not a card at all :) I'm sharing an idea of how Space Travel Stamp Set can be used. This stamp set includes images of all planets of Solar System and the Sun. And what is also great about the set is that it has names for all objects. And when I first saw this set I though – hm.. it can be great to make learning flash cards. Finally I came to realizing that idea.

The planet stamps are pretty realistic and I believe can be totally used for this purpose. Flash cards can be used for fun as a game or as a part of homeschool learning.

Solar System Flash cards using Altenew Space Travel Stamp Set. Project by @craftwalks

Technically these cards are not very difficult to make.  First I cut 10 cards of 2.5×3.5″ out of Solar White Cardstock. Then I stamped each planet and its name onto one card, stamping names in black and planets using Crisp Dye Inks (I was choosing colors close to the planets colors, if it make sense). After that I colored all planets using alcohol markers. I know Pluto is not a planet anymore. But I grew up considering that it is. It's so small and adorable, I feel pity for it so decided to make a card for it as well.

Solar System Flash cards using Altenew Space Travel Stamp Set. Project by @craftwalks

Now I need to apologize to those of you who do home schooling with your kids. Maybe my view of using these cards will sound like nonsence for you. I don't have experience with kids in general as well as teaching them. My only teaching experience was computer science classes back when I was in grad school and my students were college juniors.

So here is as I see you can use them. First of course a kid should go through these cards learning planets name and appearance. Then you can cover a planet name and ask to tell it by its appearance. Or cover a planet and ask to describe it by its name.

You can print out and adhere some fun facts about the planets onto the back side of the cards. Like what is a planet number from the Sun, its size, color, is it rocky or gas planet, how many moons it has, where its name came from etc. The facts list and  language can differ depending on age of a child they're made for.

You can also make coloring cards by stamping the planets and their names on blank cards for your child to color them. I made a set of such cards stamped onto a watercolor paper with waterproof ink.

Solar System Flash cards using Altenew Space Travel Stamp Set. Project by @craftwalks

You can also make such card set with your kid as a handmade present for someone. I think it should be fun too :)

I hope you liked my idea of a bit different use of Altenew Space Travel Stamp Set.

S svitiana

 

 

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BeverlyBL July 5, 2017 - 10:06

What a cute, clever idea! Love’m.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 6, 2017 - 14:02

Thank you, Beverly!

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Maureen K July 5, 2017 - 10:15

Hello Svitlana,
What a brilliant idea. It’s great to see different uses for the stamps.
Maureen x

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Svitlana Shayevich July 6, 2017 - 14:22

Thank you, Maureen!

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Jean marmo July 5, 2017 - 10:23

These are so cool.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 6, 2017 - 14:36

Thank you, Jean!

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Teresa Doyle July 5, 2017 - 10:25

Oh my goodness Svitlana, I LOVE this idea! My daughter and I make flash cards for her 3 & 5 y/o boys for everything we can think of. LOL The are fascinated with the solar system and know most of the planets so this would be awesome for them. An awesome idea. Thank you for sharing this!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 6, 2017 - 15:03

Thank you, Teresa! I’m so glad this idea can come in handy for you :)

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Harriet July 5, 2017 - 10:37

A truly brilliant use of these stamps.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 15, 2017 - 08:59

Thank you, Harrier!

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Lynne Ingram July 5, 2017 - 10:37

Yes, great idea. Might make a batch for my 3 year old grand daughter. Her older sisters would get a kick out of playing with her and teaching as well.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:48

I’m glad you like my idea :)

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Marie Siler July 5, 2017 - 11:24

A great idea to think about using stamp sets for teaching. I love it. And the flash cards look very professional. Love it!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:49

Thank you, Marie!

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Liz O. July 5, 2017 - 11:48

I swear you read our minds! The kids have been wanting to do this and we just got the space stamp set, so perfect timming for a fun summer afternoon project! Thanks for sharing Svitlana!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:50

You’re welcome! Have fun with your summer project (unless you already had)

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janet July 5, 2017 - 12:42

How clever :-)

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:51

Thank you, Janet!

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LauraJane:) July 5, 2017 - 14:27

This is a GREAT idea for my homeschooled kiddos, Svitlana! The set is in my stash and HOT summer days are the perfect time to make FUN learning flashcards with the each kid coloring a set for themselves. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:52

Thank you a lot, Laura :)

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Anne Sturgeon July 5, 2017 - 14:58

Such a clever and innovative idea. I know high school kids who could use these as a refresher. Just great!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:54

Thank you, Anne!

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KimMJ July 5, 2017 - 14:59

Absolutely adorable! Love them…such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:58

Thank you!

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Kirsty Vittetoe July 5, 2017 - 15:33

Wow, brilliant ideas!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 09:59

Thank you, Kirsty!

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Alice July 5, 2017 - 16:43

Your idea is wonderful . The kid part of my likes it very much : )

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 10:00

Thank you, Alice!

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Barb macaskill July 5, 2017 - 17:25

This is a great idea! I can see a student making these as a science project and using them to study for a quiz or test on the planets! Thanks for the out of the box inspiration!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 10:53

Thank you, Barb!

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Helen July 5, 2017 - 17:35

Svitlana, this is a great idea. I taught for a number of years and know how useful these can be. Thanks for sharing this.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 10:54

I’m glad to read this :) Thank you, Helen!

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Kathy Ferguson July 6, 2017 - 00:58

Your flash card are a terrific idea for any parent working with their child to memorize what the planet looks like and what it is called. They could even place fun facts about each planet on the back of the cards. I like how your mind works. You think out of the box!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 11:19

Thank you a lot, Kathy!

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renee milner July 6, 2017 - 14:15

What a fabulous idea! Your coloring is wonderful. I really like using my stamps for other things like your project or a memory game.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 13:47

Thank you, Renee!

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Aunt Min July 7, 2017 - 08:03

Love your flash cards with their bright colors! I think it would be fun to have a second set–then you could use them to play the “Memory Matching” Game.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 13:51

Thank you! Memory Matching Game sounds like fun!

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karen marie hansen July 8, 2017 - 06:29

this is a great idea! I love the way you did the coloring! Also, I believe that Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, so it is only right that you included it! (In my heart it will always be a real planet :))

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Svitlana Shayevich July 17, 2017 - 13:53

Thank you, Karen! It’s a planet in my heart too :)

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