Now, onto making our own Northern Lights! Each student was given a 9x12 inch paper (the color doesn't matter for this paper, whatever you have a lot of!). This is our work/scratch paper and will be recycled later. We drew a wavy line that will become the snow covered hills on our finished product. Label the top "Top" and the bottom "Bottom". This sounds silly, but they can get confusing pretty easily once you get started.
The students the students then get a light blue 9x12 inch paper. This paper will be their final product paper. Students take they "Top" paper and lay it on top of the blue paper. Use white chalk along the edge of the non-blue paper. Be sure to make a thick line of white. Once satisfied with your chalk, use a tissue to drag the white down onto the blue paper. You will start to see the snow covered hills!
Next is to create the Northern Lights above your snowy hills. Take the "Top" piece off and lay the "Bottom" piece on the bottom of your blue paper. It should line up to exactly cover the snowy hills. (this is there non-labeled papers can get confused) Students then use colored chalk to make the Northern Lights. They are made in the same way the snowy hills are, except that you drag the tissue up! I like to give my students plenty of colors to choose from so they can make their Northern Lights more individualized.
Here are some finished products: