I had my 4th baby in late October. In preparation for his arrival, I filled tubs with various "easy" activities/projects that my older three could do on their own (then ages 2, 4, almost 6). One of them were these night sky pictures. I hadn't anticipated that they'd love it as much as they did. I ended up having to grab a handful more of construction paper for them as they did this activity.
What You'll Need:
*Black paper (or any darker colored paper)
What to do:
*Have your child sit on a soft surface like carpet or a rug. A hard floor will not allow the pencil to poke through.
*Have them poke small, gentle holes with their pencil.
*Older kids can create patterns, write words, create outlines of pictures; smaller kids can just poke!
*Have your child hold their picture up to a window with lots of light. We taped up our favorites.
*The light shines through and the holes look like stars in the night sky!