July 27, 2008

Pom Pom Comet

Filed under: Kids Projects,Science and Art — sarah @ 2:35 pm


I have been working on the Astromomy and Astronautics badge with my Scout group and to go with the Coloured Card Solar System, I got them to all make these pom pom comets.

For this you need:

  • Medium sized pom poms in various colours

  • Crepe paper in assorted colours

  • String

  • Scissors

  • Glue or tape

Basically we cut crepe paper into strips which they attached to the pom pom to represent the comets’ trail; some of the kids added secondary tails at different angles. We then tied or threaded the string around or through the pom pom.

They then ran round the hall whirling them round their heads to make the ‘comets’ orbit them; the tails fluttered in a pleasing manner 🙂 and only one ended up in the rafters.

One response to “Pom Pom Comet”

  1. […] the closest I come in the visual arts to this kind of thing (not sure that loo roll hubbles and pompom comets count!). […]

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