Monday, January 31

Cardboard Spaceship


For a few years now, the girls have been using the kitchen stools as spaceships. I love it!

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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…



  1. Now I suppose those who were driving the bar stools are jealous?

  2. That's awesome! Wow! Strangely, we used to pretend when we were sitting on the bar stools at Grandma's house that we were IN a spaceship (I imagined that the seats in a spaceship started at the bottom of the ship and had to reach up to the nose of the ship, hence the long legs of the stool). She would pack us a little snack, for space, in animal cracker boxes. Your post totally brought that memory back. :)

  3. Oh the things we thought as kids. What a fun memory, Alice! I used to bring along my grandma's corded phone and pretend I was talking on a car phone in the backseat of her huge Cadillac. I was convinced that anyone who saw me thought we must be really rich to own a car phone!

  4. No wonder they don't want to use the stools, when they have such fantastic cardboard ships with room for CARGO!



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