- cardboard boxes
- silver spray paint
- packing tape
- scissors/knife/something sharp to cut with
- battery operated light strand (optional)
- kid slide/rock wall combo (optional)
- free control console printable
1. Paint both sides of the boxes. I only used two boxes and I got them for about $1 at home depot.
2. Begin constructing ship. My original plan was to simple tape the boxes together with various shapes cut out for wings and such to create the ship. However, I realized that it would be way more awesome if I used the kids slide/rock wall thing as a base for the ship. So, We just opened up one box and cut one seam open so instead of a box it was just a very wide piece of cardboard. Then we folded it around the top portion of the play slide and taped the cut sides together to "hug" the slide. We left the flaps sticking out of the top and cut two sides to angle and form the spaceship nose. Then we taped the flaps together. For the bottom we just cut two sides off of the box and then taped that to the top part of the box that was already affixed to the slide.
3. Cut out a porthole and tape the console printout inside.
4. Add optional lights and/or decorations. I found a fun poster light up kit with all of the school project/poster board/poster paint stuff. It is a string of battery operated lights that come with a poking tool specifically designed for the lights and use with poster board/display boards. It was really easy to use and only cost $8. I'm sure I will be using it again in future mommy camp dramatic play areas. I think it adds a lot and my kids thought it was awesome!
I know this diy is a little more open-ended and less specific about how to do it but you can find many spaceship diy's on pinterest that can help you create you're own unique ship.
- 2 clean 1 liter soda bottles
- silver spray paint
- hot glue gun
- red, yellow and orange tissue paper
- felt (I used black.)
1. Paint the bottles.
2. Hot glue the bottles together on the side.
3. Make fringe using the tissue paper, roll/twist together and hot glue inside the mouth of each bottle.
4. Cut one wide strip of felt, wrap around the bottles and hot glue to the bottles.
5. Cut two more wide strips of felt, create a loop, and hot blue vertically on the outer side of each bottle to create the straps.
I hope you like this fun diy! Be sure to check back for all of the fun stuff we'll be doing for Space Week at Mommy Camp!