The Cosmic Kaleidoscope craft was inspired by March’s theme of space and astronomy. We have a fairly powerful telescope and the boys love to search the skies for the constellations we are most familiar with, the Big and Little Bears (Ursa Major and Minor), Orion, the Sisters, the Dippers etc. I thought making a craft that would teach them to recognize a few new star patterns would be a good suggestion. The best thing about this craft is that both boys (ages 8 and 11) found it really fun to put together. It also involves a bit of painting and a wee bit of math and measuring so we got a few different educational bits covered. As each tube will be a slightly different circumference it makes sense to let them measure the best placement on their own if they can!
You will need the things in this photo:
6) cut around your outside circle on the Constellation Map Printout. Lay out your Map on the largest part of your cereal box as far from the cardboard tube circle as possible. Trace around the map onto the cardboard.