Our NSS club edited and updated the Space Exploration handook My contribution was the section where a Scout would use everyday items from the recycle bin to build space craft, space stations and extraterrestrial colonies.
Before we included it in the handbook I visited a Cub Scout meeting with my camera and a recycle bin. The cubs loved the challenge. Some hot glue a raid on Den Mom's kitchen for some aluminum foil and the results were outstanding. Pringles potatoe chip cans, 2 liter soda bottles, the caps from margarine tubs etc etc! One of the Cubs brought his younger sister to watch and she joined in the fun.
"Boys and Girls in Space"
To: Young Werther
Here's one that is a craft and afterwords is a game to play.
Take Six 16 oz empty and cleaned plastic creamer bottles with their lids
Blue acrylic paint and a 1/2 in wide foam brush
Six 1" pom-poms in choice of color
A tennis ball
A black Permanent Marker
Thick craft clue
With the creamer bottle lids screwed on tight, use the marker to draw eyes, nose and mouth on each bottle. On the bottom of one bottle write 1, on two bottles 2 and the remainder 3. Paint two blue stripes on each bottle then glue a pom-pom on each lid.
Then your ready to play set the pins like you would to bowl. Then from about 10' away roll the tennis ball to knock down the pins. The boy gets the number of points that is indicated by the number on the bottom of the pin knocked down. The boy with the highest score wins.
posted on 01/29/2005 5:21:41 PM PST
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