Beyond a Box and to Infinity

Today we had a massive box to play with. Honestly I’d shoved it under the table and just as we were traipsing upstairs to get dressed after breakfast Small spotted it. We have been really interested in rocket ships for the last couple of weeks. I thought it would be a great opportunity to connect our craft skills with our rocket ship knowledge to see beyond an old box and fly to the moon! 

What you’ll need

  • A box
  • A pens
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Tin foil or other nice paper (we save lots from birthdays)
  • A spilt pin
  • Egg cartons


  1. Help your small child into the box with a packet of pens to draw on the control panel
  2. Cut out a circle of cardboard for the steering wheel
  3. Decorate the steering wheel and then use a split pin to put it in the right place
  4. Cut an egg carton in half for the accelerator and breaks
  5. Glue something shiny to the outside
  6. Fly


Fantastic! Small was able to explain what he knew needed to be in a rocket (buttons, wings) and we connected that together with his craft skills (drawing, gluing) to make something really fun. We used the things we learned previously in order to channel our imagination into a bigger project. Hopefully this will be fun for a while yet and we might even add to it as we go on our adventures in space!


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