We are in the midst of a unit on our solar system. The kids chose a favorite planet yesterday and started writing Planet Reports. Last year I had the kids do marble painting of their planet. It turned out neat, the kids liked it. I had to do it in small groups and gave the rest of the class busy work. It took a long time to get everyone done. The teacher next to me did paper mache (sp?). I think that would be too difficult with my class... and I have seven more kids than I had this time last year, so I don't know if I could even do the marble painting in small groups. What is another planet art idea for kids to do that's fun but something they can do independently? I was thinking about crayon resist but I tried it and it didn't turn out very nice. Either the paint looked gray, or it was too dark and covered it. I have tepra paints and water colors too (we haven't used those yet this year). Thanks.