Instructional outlets online such as How Stuff Works and About offer step-by-step instructions for creating several different types of solar system models. Premade model kits that require only minor assembly are also available through nearly all of the major online retailers .

The How Stuff Works website shows how to make a scale model of the solar system using fruits and nuts, while the About website offers plans using various sizes of balls. Video and common interest websites, including Pinterest and YouTube, also have several styles of solar system models that range from mobile types to ones made from construction paper.