As the days get shorter and the nights get darker, it’s the perfect time to gaze up at the stars and moon. And what better way to explore the vast unknown universe than with your very own DIY Intergalactic Space Telescope?
With just a few recycled cardboard rolls and some crafty treasures, we’ll show you how to create a magical tool that will help you observe stars, planets and maybe even some space fairies!
So, buckle up and let’s blast off on this fun and easy craft project!
🟡 2 toilet rolls sticky taped together or one kitchen paper roll
🟠 Small paper cup
🔴 Selection of coloured paper
🟢 Selection of coloured card
🔵 Craft embellishments
🟠 Washi tape, glue, scissors & a hole punch
It’s time to get crafty and make your very own telescope!
First up, gather all the materials and make sure they’re in front of you.
Next, grab your paper cup and cut a hole in it.
Before you slide it onto the cardboard roll, cover the roll in paper.
Then slide it onto the cardboard roll end and secure it with some extra sticky tape.
Cover the paper cup area with coloured paper. I added a few layers of fringed coloured paper to really make it pop!
Now it’s time to get creative! Take a piece of coloured card and cut out a fun shape like a starburst.
Cut out a centre hole and slide it onto the tube.
When you’re happy with the design, use a hole punch to create holes at the top of your telescope and attach some colourful string.
Here are some fun tips for you:
Encourage adventure and exploration by engaging children with books that show colourful visuals and stunning images of the galaxy to spark curiosity and adventure.
Stimulate their intellectual curiosity by learning about the planets, stars, and galaxies (don’t forget about the space fairies).
Try making planets out of playdoh or air-drying clay, paint and paper plates to create your own unique intergalactic galaxy.