>This display shows planet Earth and the surrounding planets with plenty of books about astronomy, the universe, space/time travel and science fiction.
>To create a ‘space’ background, I use transparent blue wrapping paper. It gives a lovely shiny sparkle over the aquamarine coloured wrapping paper of the previous display but normal dark blue wrapping paper will work equally well. I then stapled the half-round shape of planet earth to the bottom of the display board to make it look like it is rising above the horizon.
After having done that, it was easy to put the planets in place.
>From a magazine, I copied a rocket with a man pointing his finger upwards and I enlarged it in different sizes. I also copied the same image in reverse to make the rocket and the finger point in the opposite direction.
> I’ve wrapped the top board in silver-coloured wrapping paper and stapled dozens of illuminating stars in different sizes to it. The Christmas lights make the stars sparkle in all kind of colours.
What you need:
- Display heading printed
- Names of planets printed
- Blue or transparent wrapping paper
- Silver wrapping paper (or blue if you like)
- About 15 A4 images of different parts of the earth taken from space
- Images of the planets, enlarged if necessary
- Images of rockets or space shuttles
- Illuminating paper
- Christmas lights
What to do: