If you’re looking to add a creative new spin to your kid’s room, consider solar system mobiles! Our solar system is a beautiful, compelling subject – perfect for décor. Both mesmerizing in scale and sporting dazzling characteristics, a hanging solar system is an ideal gift for kids or enthusiasts like. To help you find a compelling gift, we’ve gone through and picked out some of our favorites for 2020 – mobiles with the safety and happiness of your children in mind. Some are great for nighttime comfort, others a lovely addition to a bright young astronomer! Whatever the case, there’s something for everyone.
Top 5 Solar System Mobiles of 2020
When considering our listings, we considered a few criteria: price, size, entertainment value, safety, and aesthetic. We’ve made sure we picked only the best for your loved ones, reaching a healthy balance of both value and budget. Some of our choices are perfect for hanging on the ceiling, and others make a great addition to your child’s bedroom desk/shelf.
Note that some of our choices will require a degree of assembling/painting. Always be sure to follow the given instructions carefully. (Looking for info about the largest planets in the solar system? Click here!)
2020 Newest Baby Night Light, AnanBros Remote Control Star Projector
It’s all-in-one suite of fantastic features and spectacular lights. The AnanBros projector is the perfect addition to your child’s room, ideal for nighttime relaxation with a host of options. This high-quality product not only comes it at a manageable price but includes a variety of easy-to-manage light options. Sporting a band of different colors, the Star Projector can be adjusted with included remote (32 feet range).
Worried about helping your child sleep? The projector includes a high-quality speaker with a list of included relaxing songs (or, you can add your own for true customization value). The total charge of the device is over 900 minutes and you can set a fade time for both lights/music. The patterns included are an array of stars and crescent moons, sure to capture the imagination of your children.
For the price, you’re getting a wide array of unique features, perfect for a gift or solution to those restless bedtime nights.
4M 3-Dimensional Glow-In-The-Dark Solar System Mobile Making Kit
Want your kids to take a more hands-on approach to the solar system? You may like this 3-dimensional kit, another fantastic mobile that’s both fun to build and fun to see
The mobile is an ideal gift and activity, complete with each planet, paint, brushes, and the necessary supplies to bring your own solar system to life. Each planet will glow in the dark, and the product arrives with a handy solar system poster – complete with various factoids and real photographs. All planets are snap together and when constructed, the mobile stretches roughly 28 inches in total width. It’s an inexpensive gift choice and sure to put a smile on any young astronomer’s face. A perfect opportunity to plan an activity while learning at the same time.
A great addition to your child’s room, either as display or for academia. Whatever the case, you’re sure to have a wonderful time building the mobile together.
Crystal Ball with 3D Laser Engraved Sun System
Our next choice works both as a gift and beautiful display, ideal for your child’s nightstand or shelf. The Solar System crystal ball depicts the beauty of our system in an 80mm fixture, seated in a lovely glass sphere. The ball contains a miniaturized version of the system, along with clouds of stars to accurately depict the planets in all their splendor.
Additionally, the crystal ball comes with several light modes – a beautiful way to add character to your child’s room. Modes are either solid color (white, blue, green, red) or pulsing/flashing. The ball also includes a USB cable compatible with relevant ports, a fixture for Double AA batteries, and a touch sensitive power switch. The ball is made of durable K9 crystal with a transparent/gloss finish.
If you want a solar system mobile option which fits on your desk, this is a great pick for young kids and enthusiasts alike.
Planets Mobile - Hanging Solar System Mobile, Authentic Models
If you want to give your kids an authentic solar system, this is an ideal choice. Massive in size, this solar system mobile encapsulates each planet with breathtaking detail, while simulating the rotation of gravity. When hung, each object rotates at a pace similar to their real-life counterpart, adding a breath of life to this massive mobile. If your young astronomer at home wants perspective, the mobile perfectly visualizes the contrast of Earth against other stellar bodies.
Of our picks, this is the largest, selected for its accuracy. Useful for room or educational purposes as well. Each planet is made from paper gores and assembly is required (instructions included). One assembled, the item will rotate on its own, simulating the orbit of the system’s gravity.
ScienceGeek Kinetic Art Asteroid - Electronic Perpetual Motion Desk Toy
Perhaps you’re not looking for something as large as a solar system mobile to hang off the ceiling. If that’s the case, we’ve got a cozy alternative, fit for a desk, shelf, or surface to add to any astronomy collection.
This small, battery operated model simulates the movement of the solar system by rotating marble-sized planets on a metallic/plastic ring. This is accomplished with bearing weights and a battery charge. When powered on, the bearings will swing the rings in different directions, simulating the orbit and movement of planets. Setup is also incredibly simple with everything you need out of the box. Each planet is appropriately sized with colors coming in metallic blue, purple, green, and yellow.
It’s lightweight and a suitable addition to any room, desk, or shelf. An inexpensive gift idea, or something to add to your child’s astronomy collection!