Cut a rectangle out of the fabric.
Lay three lengths of ribbon across one end of the fabric. Each piece of ribbon is about three or four feet long.
Pin and sew on two sides as marked, letting the ribbons hang out on the unfinished side. I used a sewing machine to sew. Sew and resew over the section holding the ribbon in place. It is going to get some rough treatment.
Now turn right side out, fill with rice through the open side, fold in the unfinished edges, and sew.
Time for some fun. You need a big open space away from buildings and trees. The children got the comet stuck on some play structures and even a roof. We were lucky to get it back down.
Throw some more! It's fun to play catch, keep away, and throw and chase. You can also use the comet to teach a tiny child to catch a ball. Because of the ribbon, it is easier to catch than a ball, and it won't bounce away.
Watch that comet go!