We love a recycling here in Fruit Towers. Especially when that recycling involves turning one of our kids' smoothie boxes into a rocket ship. The super talented crafter Michelle from MollyMoo shows you how. Over to you Michelle.
If you are looking for a quick after school craft for kids
then look no further than this super simple cardboard box rocket ship.
there! I’m Michelle and I blog over at MollyMoo, where you
will often find me sharing simple kids crafts that I have made with and for my
I am so
excited to be here on innocent sharing this super fun project with you - a
cardboard rocket ship made from Innocent Smoothie packaging. I must confess to
being a bit of a smoothie box hoarder! It’s the perfect shape and size box for
making fairy houses, birdhouses,
pencil pots, you name it. I think I’m at my happiest when I’m cardboard box
crafting, making pirate ships, shoebox
schoolhouse and even bracelets!
project is pretty quick and doesn’t require a trip to the craft shop – you
probably have everything you need right there at home, and it will surely inspire
hours of imaginative space play afterward. Make and play crafts are the
To get started here’s all you need:
- innocent smoothie box
- Cellotape and glue
- White paint (I use tester pots of emulsion paint for covering over graphics
on printed boxes – one coat and you’re done!
- Black marker (permanent)
- Coloured paper
- Silver Duck Tape (if you don’t have duck tape just paint will do)
Begin by taping the top of the box shut, creating as pointy a top as
Paint the box with the white paint and
leave aside to dry – if there’s any little bit of a breeze outside pop the box
on a piece of newspaper on a windowsill, with the window open an inch or two,
and it will be touch dry in a very short time.
While the paint is drying, cut two rocket booster legs from a piece of cardboard.
Cover the rocket boosters with duck tape, or paint with silver or blue paint if you don't have duck tape. (using tape means no waiting for paint to dry... Always a bonus when kids are involved!)
Now it’s time to assemble and decorate
To create the rocket ship hatch door: trace
around a jam jar lid with your black marker (another reason to love innocent
smoothie boxes – the hole is already cut out for you!)
Glue the rocket boosters to each side of
And finally just glue on pieces of coloured
paper, or invite your children to get busy with packets of sticky paper stars
and circles, whatever you have at hand, to add their own personality – to
create a rocket ship worthy of many exciting adventures to the moon…. and back,
in time for dinner xx
About Michelle McInerney | MollyMoo
Michelle McInerney, an Irish
based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award
winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com
- a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and
their parents. Michelle also writes for Disney Interactive, KidsActivitiesBlog
and Melissa & Doug.
Michelle can also be found on Facebook
Twitter, Instagram and
one of her favourite places to hang out is on Pinterest.