Create a shooting star (without the dowel rod, otherwise it& too similar to a wand). Attach part of a toilet paper tube on the back for the child to hold on while they wave the shooting star. Add tissue paper streamers and/or ribbon, and lots of sparkle!
Comet craft: First, have kids use black construction paper with crayons and draw planets and stars. Cut styrofoam balls in half, cover in foil and glue to paper. Use glitter glue pens (or glue with sprinkled glitter) for the tail of comet.
Planets, the astronomical objects that orbit the sun are extremely popular with kids as a coloring page subject. These printable activity sheets feature the planets and other celestial objects of the solar system.