My daughter and I spent part of our snow day (you heard about the snow, right?) working on constellation books. We began with a simple accordion-fold structure, which made each page approximately 2 x 3 inches: a tiny book. She used blue crayon for her sky; I choose a greeny watercolor, and then we punched holes with the push drill to represent constellations.
Though these are just first drafts, we were both delighted with our little books. I'm planning to paint a darker sky for the next one, and to use ink for the lettering, and maybe a cursive hand. I think I'll also change the size of the punched holes to more accurately represent each star.
This was one of those projects that I had planned for January: you know, cold frosty nights with lots of stars get you thinking about such things. Now everyone is thinking about shamrocks and bunnies. But two feet of new snow gets one back in that January mood, and I am so glad we finally explored this idea.