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DIY - The greatest space propulsion system

You will need:

  • Cardboard and corrugated cardboard pieces (bought 2,20€ for a 70X50 roll at Cultura)

  • White and blue painting

  • Ribbons and spare pieces of fabric

  • Glitter paper

  • 1m of elastic band

  • A pencil and a ruler

  • A paintbrush

  • A cutter

  • A pair of scissors

  • A hit glue gun

  • Liquid glue

Step 1

Cut the following elements on the smooth cardboard: two 29X17cm rectangles and one 53x13cm rectangle. Then cut two 29X6cm rectangles, four 29x2cm rectangles and four 9cm diameter circle.

Step 2

Form the propulsion system cylinders by rolling the big white rectangles and then stick the blue corrugated cardboard circles at the top and bottom.

Step 3

Form the ribbons engines:

Cut the 53X13cm rectangle diagonally in two triangles. Roll the cardboard piece into a spiral, leaving a 3cm space at the centre to insert the ribbons. Stick the ribbons at the bottom of the engines.

Step 4

Cut 2 X50cm of the elastic band, form 2 loops to make two straps and stick them at the back of the propulsion system.

Customize and maintain the straps by sticking the blue corrugated cardboard pieces.

Step 5

Stick together all the elements with hot glue, cut and stick two stars in the glitter paper to customize the propulsion system.

Your kid is now ready to a trip to the moon and back!

Result:

Realized by @ouiouiouistudio

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