Looking for a fun activity for the kids to do this summer? Preferably one that will get them playing outside? Have them make these easy, fun comet toys.
I can't take any credit for this fabulous, easy craft project. My kids learned how to make them at their amazing preschool. It's easy enough for pre-schoolers to do all by themselves, but older kids still really get a kick out of it, too.
Materials for Making Easy Comet Toys:
- crepe paper
- aluminum foil
Tear off a square of aluminum foil. Cut a few lengths of crepe paper. Crumple the aluminum foil into a ball, trapping the ends of the crepe paper strips inside. It's as easy as that.
The preschool made this project even easier by using pre-cut sheets of aluminum foil. I didn't want to go out and buy a box of foil sheets for just this project, so I just used the foil I had in my kitchen, but if I were doing this with a crowd of kids (at a birthday party, for example), I'd definitely opt for the pre-cut sheets.
Kids love making the comets, but they love throwing them and watching them fly even more!