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A few days ago I found some inspiration at one of my favorite blogs, Little Page Turners, and I knew I had to make a space play set for Nicholas. Buzz Lightyear and WALL-E are no strangers at our house.
Mine isn’t as big and it’s actually quite a bit different. I L.O.V.E. the way this came out!!!
Drum roll please…..
Presenting my next FREE Christmas gift….
An interactive solar system made from a few pieces of felt and an old fleece scarf.
The science teacher in me is a happy camper.
To make your own you need:
Start by folding one side of the scarf in on itself 6-8 inches or so.
Sew the bottom shut and sew half way up the side. Cut the top half off of the piece that you folded over and you will be left with a little pocket where you can store the pieces when they’re not being used. I used embroidery thread to embroider his name on the pocket later.
Next cut space-related shapes out of your felt & use a fabric marker to embellish them. I made a rocket ship, a few stars, all of the planets, and the sun. I labeled the sun and labeled each planet with the first letter if its name.
Store the pieces in the pocket & roll it up. I made a little band out of elastic to keep it shut.
I can’t wait to see Nicholas’ face when we show him what’s inside of this unassuming package on Christmas morning.
It took less than an hour to make but I know Nicholas will get hours of enjoyment out of this gift.
And he will learn from it! And it was free! Just might be my favorite gift yet.