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Space Crafts & Ideas to Inspire

| July 9, 2012 | 18 Comments

galaxy craftsWelcome back to our “Get Crafty” round up! A round up of crafty ideas out there designed to inspire you and your family to get crafty! This month’s theme is “Space” – all those wonderful, stars, planets, moons, rockets and maybe the odd aliens. Hopefully you will find something for everyone.

space booksI have also teaming up  again with THE Kid Lit blogger, Zoe from Playing By The Book - bringing you wonderful children’s literature from around the world. Zoe frequently combines her book reviews with a craft (and was one of the first to inspire me to get crafty), as well as music and other resources. She has now started a series called “I’am Looking for a Book About…” and where possible, we aim to double up and link to each other – Zoe providing you the literature and I providing you the crafts. This way you can get crafty and find beautiful books to share with your children. So,  hop over and check out all her fantastic books in her Space book round up!

Let’s delve right in:

solar system

Paper Mache Solar System

A while back we got all “spacey” and made this paper mache solar system. Red Ted loved having a go at the mache and even more painting it. We now have these hanging in his room above his bed. Inspired, we also made a Solar System Snowglobe. Fun to make. Worth a look, but maybe not the best “snowglobe craft”!

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solar system craftsSolar System Mobile

If paper mache isn’t quite your thing, how about this paper solar system by Martha Stewart? Stylish and a great way to explore the solar system! I like that you can make it any size and in that sense more “manageable”.

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out of space craftsOrbiting Planets

Or simplify it once more and make it interactive with this simple and yet fabulous Orbiting planets craft from Busy Bee Kids Crafts.

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galaxy craftsPaper Planets

I love the simplicity and yet colourfulness of these little paper planets. So easy. So crafty. So lovely. From the lovely se7en.

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constellation craftsConstellation Cards

Fantastic little constellation cards by Nature Watch. I love love love these… especially as you can have some great light and shadow play with them too. A must read.

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space activitiesGalaxy Playdough

How about making a moon scape? Or exploring the galaxy with this galaxy from Fairy Dust Teaching. Looks fantastic and makes for great space exploration!

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space craftsFirey Suns and More

A whole set of space activities over at Mrs Karen’s Class – from firey suns, to rockets, to moon rocks, to collages. Brilliant, you are bound to find something you like!

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starsStar Cave

This is just the most ADORABLE craft ever – a cardboard box turned into a starry cave. My kids adore playing in cardboard boxes… but how irresistible would this be? More over at Play At Home Mom

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space bathSpace Bath

And take the playing with light beyond cool and join Growing A Jeweled Rose and their glowing space bath! WOW!

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aliensHandprint Alien

Working on a whole Handprint Alphabet, we started off with an “A for Alien“. Love it. Aliens are a great craft for young children as there is no right or wrong. Check out the rest of our Handprint Alphabet for non spacey handprint ideas!

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space invadersSpace Invaders Coasters

Who new that Hama Beads could also be “cool” – remember the now retro “Space Invaders” from the 80s? Well… the pixels are ideal for some Hama Bead coasters. We made some and then Red Ted couldn’t stop making more and more and more.

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aliensBottle Top Aliens

I was pleased to see that one of my favourite crafty blogs, Se7en, had some wonderfully colourful aliens to share with us. Check out these fabulous little creatures. Simple adorable.

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alien craftsGloop Aliens

Want something a little more, ahem, tactile, then nip over to Makes and Takes and check out these fun aliens! Fun all the way. The kids will love it!

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alien craftsAlien Headband

Or turn your little one into an alien with this cute “head band” that Little Learners Lounge made!

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space craft ideasAlien Rocket

Did you make some of se7en’s aliens above? Well if you did, then they need an Alien Space Rocket. Look no further… se7en obliges! A nice take on the traditional “doll’s house”!

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aliensPaper Plates Flying Saucer

Alternatively these paper plate flying saucers are wonderfully colourful and would be great fun to make. Check out Preschool Crafts for details!

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rocket craftsRocket Pack

Well… we somehow have to GET to space. How about this wonderful rocket pack made from old bottles by Homemade Happiness? Love them. Would go great with a fancy dress costume.

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rocket craftsBalloon Rocket

Take a rocket… a straw.. some string and a BALLOON and what do you get??! You will have to visit A Little Learning For Two and check out this brilliantly fun rocket craft!

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rocket craftBalloon Rocket TWO

And here you have an outdoor balloon rocket from ehow. Lots more summer fun!

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space rocketBottle Rocket

And you can’t have a Space Get Crafty without including the fabulous(ly mobile) Bottle Rocket from Science Sparks! Be sure to watch the little video of it BLASTING OFF!

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Footprint Rocket

Why not make one of these BRILLIANT footprint rockets – I love the fact that you have a footprint for the rocket itself AND that you add your children’s pictures in the peep holes. So cute and so fun! A fabulous keepsake. Fun Handprint Art shares their idea!

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Hope you enjoyed this round up of Space and Galaxy crafts!!

 

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  1. Zoe says:

    Woo hoo Maggy! I like working with you! Now I want to go and get crafty!

  2. Sian says:

    that cardboard box with the fairy lights is genius : )

  3. They are all wonderful! What a great collection of ideas!

  4. Liz Burton says:

    What an out-of-this-world round-up!! Fab.

  5. se7en says:

    Hi there… Love your space crafts!!! We had a lot of fun creating a space post this week!!! And thank you for linking… The Paper Planets are ours as well: http://www.se7en.org.za/2010/09/24/se7en-whip-up-a-galaxy-of-paper-planets

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Goodness, yes of course it is yours, sorry se7en. Fixing the link now!!!!!
      Zoe – LOVE working with you! You are a star! Thank you for being so supportive and patient with me!
      Sian, Liz and JDaniel4′s – yay! :-)

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Emma – I thought of you when I found some of the Rocket crafts!!! Thought you would enjoy them!

  7. Lois says:

    You can find a great outer space song called “Blast Off” on the cd
    “Wigglworm Workout” by Stephanie Burton. The
    children pretend to blast off in a rocket and visit
    Planets. My class loves it.

  8. Jelly Babies says:

    Love love love the fairy lights in the cardboard box! Also remember making a paper mache myself when I was younger, its such good fun!

  9. The Monko says:

    what awesome ideas. I love the different planet mobile options.

  10. amber says:

    OK these are all cook , but I’m digging that galaxy playdough.

  11. Wow what a fantastic collection of ideas – love them all!

  12. What a great roundup. I love the firey suns and star cave.

  13. Isil says:

    Great round up!Thank you.

  14. Meri Cherry says:

    These are great! Thanks for the round up. Here’s a cool sculpey alien to add to the collection. http://mericherry.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/alien-army-strikes-again-sculpey-tinfoil-alien-figure/

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