He requests this book at bed time quite often….
|This is the book we read a lot - and used for inspiration.|
|I bought 3 packs of these|
I used glass paint (also purchased at Walmart for under $2.oo a jar). Be aware that slathering on too much paint may cause the push lights to stick after dry. Ours did not, but I can see how it could happen. We also discovered that glass paint apparently doesn't adhere well to plastic. When we pushed the lights to turn them on/off, some of the paint was peeling off. I sealed it with Mod Podge and it hasn't happened since.
|The invitation. My son played an active role in setting this up. We paper clipped opened the book for inspiration.|
|Painting Jupiter. I asked him why he was painting the sides and he said "because Mommy, the whole planet has color, not just the top". I stand corrected.|
We talked about the colors in each planet, he chose the corresponding paints, and he counted out the number of brushes needed. He painted one planet at a time at his own pace.
|Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter - completed, dried, and illuminated! Cool!|
|Venus. The OCD in me wanted to tell him that the black on the left side of the planet in the picture is a shadow....but this is about so much more than "doing it right". I think he did an amazing job!|
|painting Uranus with Daddy|
|Painting Pluto (and yes, Im aware that there has been some controversy as to whether Pluto is really a planet.)|
|The Solar System through the eyes of a 3 year old. He still wants to get a big push light to paint the sun.|
Its been about a month since we created the planets with push light and today he was finally ready to add the sun. I asked him if he would like to use his book as reference and he said, "No thank you. I know what the sun looks like".
|Painting the sun|
|"Let's count them."|
|The sun and planets|
|This is how my son set them up when we were talking about the sun being the center of the solar system and all of the planets revolving around it. AWESOME!!|