Build a Rocket Ship
Why spend money on a fancy rocket ship when you can build your own at home? This activity requires time and patience, but it's a great way to teach kids about construction and measurement. They'll also put their creativity to use as they paint, decorate, and design. When the project's all done, kids can feel proud of all the hard work they put in making their very own rocket ship.
This project requires a lot of cutting with a sharp utility knife. Make sure you do these steps yourself, but encourage your child to help with measuring and assembling wherever he can.
What You Need:
- Large corrugated cardboard box (such as refrigerator, washing machine, or wardrobe moving box)
- Utility knife
- Craft glue
- Duct tape
- 32 inches of self-adhesive hook and loop fastener tape (Velcro is a good brand)
- Poster paints
- Glow in the dark star and planet stickers (optional)