The moon features so prominently in childhood precisely because it provides a seed for kids' imaginations. Just think of all the classic books that use it as a central figure: Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon, Kevin Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon, and Eric Carle's Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, just to name a few. That's why I love this spaceship to the moon toy that's simple to create and can expand on some of your kids' favorite literature.
Leslie at Pink Stripey Socks created this simple toy from cardboard and string, and her instructions couldn't be easier. I always appreciate DIY toys that can involve the kids, and this project is no different. Have your kids design the spaceship, or use their ideas to create another vehicle or any item they want to travel to the moon. In some ways, you are actually getting the moon for them. Thanks, Papa.
For full instructions and more photos, visit Pink Stripey Socks.
(Image credits: Leslie M)