Create a shooting star (without the dowel rod, otherwise it's too similar to a wand). Attach part of a toilet paper tube on the back for the child to hold on while they wave the shooting star. Add tissue paper streamers and/or ribbon, and lots of sparkle!
Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.