Not only do you end up with an amazing and unique piece of home decor when you assemble a Cardboard Safari product, you also end up with cardboard scraps for further crafting. For example, the disks that you punch out when assembling the Astro Rocket can be turned into a planet mobile.
Punch out the disks and color with your favorite medium. Crayons, pencils, markers, and paints all work great.
If you dare, pull out the glitter and add some bling!
We decided to use dress pins to secure the thread. We tied the thread on, pushed the pin in, and that was that. We needed to clip just one of the pins with wire cutters as it came out the opposite end of the tiniest disk.
Remember, cardboard AND pins are sharp, so small children should work on this with adults. Or in our case, big sisters.
We attached our planets to an embroidery hoop. But you can use a number of materials: Wire, sticks, bamboo skewers. . . We tied yarn to four sides and knotted a loop at the top for hanging. Ribbon would also work well. And then we attached the planets.
It was a fun family project and a fanciful addition to our home.
Galactic accuracy is not necessary!
Have rocket, will travel!
Look for the Rhino!