A little bit of Outer Space

My final project for my Physical Geography class this semester was to make something creative. (And yes, I am in college). Being the person that I am, I fully embraced this project and made something that took far longer than the 4-hour minimum…

The Solar System made out of felt!

I tried to make each object look as realistic as possible (when made out of felt). And I added some other materials to add a touch of detail. For example, each rocky planet (aka Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars – along with the moon) is outlined with cardboard. And each gaseous planets and the Sun are outlined in toile.

I just felt weird not included Pluto. I grew up being told it was a planet, and I guess I just haven’t been able to wrap my head around the fact that there are only 8 official planets. So Pluto was included, but note, it was optional.

And just in case people didn’t know which planet was which, I did a little embroidering on the back side to clarify.

My professor hung it up in the classroom after I presented it, and yes, I will repeat, this was for a college class. Figure that out for me, then figure out how I got a 99 on the project. (After working on it for 2 week, I feel like I have to right to be a little bitter!)