We have a little girl loves learning about the planets. So I pulled out my felt planets I made when she was like 1 (over zealous aren't I?) and I talked about the names of them. We looked up in the sky to see if we could see the stars. O told me I was mistaken when I pointed to a star and said it was Venus. Of course, it couldn't be Venus, what was I thinking? We played They Might Be Giants planet song
I lined up the planets, we chose coordinating colors of crayons.
I heated up a cookie sheet. Laid out a towel. I quickly drew a few circles in pencils, and then we were ready to color the paper (which was heated by the cookie sheet under it). It melted the crayons quickly and O said it was like she was painting. We've done this activity before (minus the planet theme). O seemed to enjoy filling in the circles to make them look like the felt planets.
A closeup of the planets. Look at how textured it is.
I colored the black in, but O did everything else on her own.
O is very proud of her work. Even though it has been a week since we made this she is not ready to throw it away yet, and keeps calling it her 'masterpiece.'