Monday, March 28, 2011

Shooting Stars!

Space craft-tivity of the week:  shooting stars!  Very simple to make (just takes a little prep work to cut all the ribbon), and the kids will have a BLAST making them fly!  

  1. Cut 2 different lengths of banner strips (any color), and 3 or more different lengths of curling ribbon.  {Curl one or 2 of the curling ribbons with your scissors!}
  2. Have the kids gather all of the ribbons together at one end, then twist together tightly, and tape to a square of aluminum foil.
  3. Crumble up a paper ball, then wrap the foil (with ribbons attached) around the paper ball.  
  4. Tie a piece of yarn to the ribbon bunch found right underneath the foil ball. {This is your flying string.}
  5. Take the shooting stars outside to watch them fly!
They are AWESOME!!!!


Abby said...

Cute! What a great idea, Sarah! We've just started a space unit - will have to add this to my stash of brilliant ideas!

Brenda said...

Those are so awesome! Love it! I'm going to have to do these with my sweeties!


tshovald said...

Love the shooting stars! Thanks for sharing. They are perfect to make for our Space Unit.

Sam and Lauren said...


I am ENDLESSLY impressed by your fun and creative ideas for teaching. I'm not shy to admit that I've used more than a few in my own 1st grade room.
I have a post request! I would LOVE to know how your classroom is arranged. It's something that I feel is always a struggle and I'd love to see how YOU have addressed this hurdle. Please, please, plase!


Mrs. Lochridge said...

These are cute! You can even type out the steps or directions for the kids to follow. Then you can incorporate reading to follow multi-step directions and crafts!

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Sarah said...

How pretty and FUN!!! What a sweet idea :)

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