Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Solar system banner

My oldest daughter is pretty nutty about the solar system right now...and I am LOVING it! We have our own library of books, wishes of our very own telescopes, and evening trips outside to say our "good night's" to Jupiter. She is a lot like me when I was young, I loved space...my father used to call me his little Space Monster for awhile there.

Well, I spent hours online looking for a great Solar System mobile and found nothing that I loved. I found one that someone had hand knitted but I can't afford another hobby knit. Then I had an idea of making a banner using some fun fabric that I had on hand and salt dough. Here you can find my recipe for Salt Dough.

We used various cups and bowls around the house and cut out our planets (don't forget to poke a hole out of the top with a straw if you plan on hanging it!). After they were done baking I let Charlotte paint them all by herself. When I say all by herself I mean it. She mixed her own paint, added Jupiter's dot, put clouds on the Earth...all of it! I love the way it turned out! What do you think?

PS, we just hung it by the mantle for "all to see" as Charlotte puts it. More pics to come once we hang it in her room!








Linked to:
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/
http://www.mybackyardeden.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://www.luckystarlane.com/
http://733blog.blogspot.com/
http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-wrap-up-party-and-sugar-and.html

10 comments:

AUDRA said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for stopping by today.
Following you back! :)

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Mel,
What a cute banner! I hope it's okay with you that I have featured you today on my blog:) I just fell in love with your darling poinsettia headband...hop over and check it out and please feel free to grab my little starfish button for your blog. I'm your newest FAN!!!

Blessings,
Linda

AmieAnn said...

I love this! What a great idea for a solar system. I am your newest follower and hope you'll link this project to my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-2.html

mel@livvyloowho said...

Thank you everyone! It is always nice to get such nice comments and meet fellow bloggers:)!

r u b y d o r c a s said...

You left Pluto off, right?! LOL! Great job, it looks fab as does everything else you do!

Cassie said...

This is so awesome!!!!!
I absolutely love it!
Genius!!!
=)

Judy Bagwell said...

Super cute. I bet a teacher would love to have that for their class room too. It would make a great gift.

judean said...

fabulous idea--and what a fun project to share w/your daughter!

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

this is cool