I thought this was such a neat idea. It simply and clearly shows you how the Earth goes around the Sun and the Moon goes around the Earth. You can easily make it with the template below. Great for a unit about space or the Moon.
1 paper plate
white construction paper or card stock
Earth and Moon cutouts from template
2 brass fasteners
Go to the link below and download the template. Cut the Earth and Moon pieces from hard white paper.
Color the paper plate yellow, color the Earth and Moon.
Punch a hole at the end of each strip as shown and in the middle of the paper plate.