For a few years now, the girls have been using the kitchen stools as spaceships. I love it!
But I’m sure you can imagine what happens these days when there are three girls and only two stools.
While trying to console/distract/talk reason to Left-out Lucy, I spied the box that our annual gift of oranges came in. A few cuts, a few hot glue globs, and some odds-and-ends later, Lucy had this:
Originally, I’d set the extra insert off to the side. But then it needed to be glued on to the back to allow for intergalactic personnel transport.
The straps were made from some pajama packaging I kept. Wasn’t sure at the time why I was keeping them, but they’re just the thing for this ship; they even have a tiny section of elastic sewed in, so they have a little bit of give when the girls tug them on and off!
The steering wheel is made from two yogurt container tops, an empty spool of thread, and a long screw that we screwed right into the cardboard.
Along with giving me directions on what to do, the girls also added some things themselves. Lucy got right to work decorating the shuttle walls – my favorite part is the face “with hair” that she added at the front. And Sophie designed the “control panel” with various gauges and levers.
So now we have a third spaceship.
But in solving one problem, I’ve created another – no ones wants to use the stools anymore…