While Felix slept early Christmas morning, I hung a string of planets and stars over his bed. I made the planets with shredded newspaper, flour and water, slopped on to balloons of different sizes. Saturn required a ring, which I managed to string around the globe. Mercury was just a wadded up piece of newspaper. Oh, this was tedious but fun. The painting was the easy part. I cut the stars out of typing paper, using a cardboard template, then taped them along a fishing line with scotch tape.