Before I was married, I created a solar system mobile with my nephew so he could enjoy it as much as I do. It's been several years, but I still had some left over supplies from when I made the solar system mobile with my nephew and I decided to create one as a Valentine's gift for my little boy.
I created the mobile with:
-10 small styrofoam balls
-newspaper (to make some of the balls bigger)
-colored tissue paper
-modge podge and glue to make a paper mache mixture for the newspaper and tissue paper
-wooden dowels, string, thread
As a side-note, I did include Pluto. Pluto has always been a favorite planet and I was sad to hear of it's demotion. Also, the solar system books I have are old enough to list it as a planet.
Do you still consider Pluto a planet? What will you teach your child?