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Think back to your childhood; was there any concept more thought-provoking and awe-inspiring than that of outer space? Even as adults, we are endlessly fascinated by the depths beyond the tiny sliver of space that we can see from our night sky. Today we are exploring the universe via our Classic Spaceship Pavilion and showing you how to create super simple DIY moon rocks. This is one “space craft” you won’t want to miss!

Taking style cues from vintage space travel motifs, our Classic Spaceship Peach Skin Pavilion with Wings was designed to inspire countless hours of intergalactic space exploration in your very own living room or backyard!

The mesh windows allow your child to witness that stars and the planets fly by while the “hatch” can be opened or closed with hook-and-loop fasteners in a flash.

At 55” x 63″, this pavilion is large enough to accommodate all crew members comfortably as they cruise through outer space.

One of the most unique features about our Classic Spaceship is the wings that emerge from the sides of the rocket to enhance the space travel experience.

Plus, the metallic sheen on the peach skin fabric gives the illusion of the metal alloys that real spaceships are made of!

Best of all, the waterproof floor makes this spaceship ideal for both indoor and outdoor play so missions to the moon can occur at any time of the year!

But what’s a moon landing without a few souvenirs from outer space? We have created a moon rock DIY that is equal parts crafting and science experiment so budding astronauts of all interests are sure to enjoy this project! Here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES

  • Metallic silver pipe cleaners
  • Borax
  • String
  • Pencil or wooden skewer
  • Tall glass jar

Begin by rolling several pipe cleaners together into a ball shape.

Next, thread a piece of string through a small portion of the pipe cleaner ball and tie it to a pencil or wooden skewer and place it atop the glass jar. This will ensure that your geode doesn’t touch the bottom of the glass so it can maintain a round “moon rock” shape.

Combine one cup of boiling water and 3 tbsp of Borax and stir until it is completely mixed (approximately 1-2 minutes). Then, place your pipe cleaner balls into the jar and loosely cover with a cloth. After a few hours, you will start to see the crystallization. Allow the moon rocks to sit in the liquid for at least 24 hours before removing from the jar.

The geode color is a direct result of the color of the pipe cleaners. Metallic pipe cleaners worked the best for us to achieve a moon rock color but you could use plain pipe cleaners and add food coloring to the jar for a similar result.

Once you take them out, let them sit on a paper towel for a little bit to soak up any excess water.

DIY moon rocks are “out of this world!”


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