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Pompom Spaceship This is one of the easiest and quickest models to make. It is based on a pompom, which needs wool (any bright colour will do). To make one spaceship you will need about a quarter of a ball. Make more than one, make a whole fleet! This is quite an easy model but you should cut out the various parts, make

SKILL LEVEL

6yrs + (quite easy)

EQUIPMENT

GLUE GUN, MARKER, CRAFT KINIFE, KITCHEN SCISSORS, INKJET PRINTER (templates)

TIME

40 mins

INSTRUCTIONS DANGLE IT WHERE YOU LIKE

the engine mount part, and prepare the wool in to lengths for younger children, but your kids will love making this and playing with it, because you made it together. Remember a glue gun is very hot and children should not use it unsupervised as the hot melted glue can cause nasty burns.

Junk used to make this model: wool, cardboard, flat piece of a detergent conatiner bottle, 2 x OLD FELT TIP PEN LIDS 1. PRINT OUT THE TEMPLATE SHEET

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2. GLUE THE DISC GUIDES TO A THIN PIECE OF CARD AND CUT OUT THE TWO DISCS 3. PREPARE THE WOOL BY DOUBLING IT UP SO THAT YOU HAVE PIECES ABOUT 2m LONG IN BUNDLES OF ABOUT 6 TO 10 STRANDS, DEPENDING ON HOW THICK THE WOOL IS. YOU MAY NEED 4 OR 5 SUCH BUNDLES 4. PASS THE WOOL THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DISC REPEATEDLY SO THAT YOU WIND IT ROUND THE DISC. WHEN YOU FINISH A BUNDLE, JUST TUCK IT OVER AND START ANOTHER UNTIL YOU CAN NOT PASS ANY MORE WOOL THROUGH THE HOLE 5. USING STRONG SCISSORS, PUSH ONE BLADE OF THE SCISSORS INTO THE WOOL AND BETWEEN THE TWO CARD DISCS AND CUT THE WOOL ROUND THE RIM 6. PASS SEVERAL SHORT STRANDS OF THE WOOL BETWEEN THE DISCS AND TIE TIGHTLY ROUND THE BUNDLE AND CUT OFF BELOW THE ENDS OF THE POMPOM 7. MAKE THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE SPACESHIP TEMPLATE SHEET. THEN PUSH ONLY ONE OF THE DISCS OFF THE BUNDLE AND SLIDE IN THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT OVER THE REMAINING DISC. WHEN THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT IS IN PLACE, REMOVE THE OTHER DISC. TRIM TO THE SHAPE YOU WANT. 8. IF YOU WANT TO HANG YOUR SPACESHIP UP, GLUE GUN A LOOP OF COTTON THREAD AT THE TOP OF THE POMPOM SO THAT IT HANGS FLAT AND DANGLE WHEREVER YOU WANT

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DADCANDO.com POMPOM SPACESHIP TEMPLATE SHEET 1.

PRINT OUT THIS SHEET

2.

ROUGHLY CUT OUT THE ENGINE & CABIN MOUNT, TOP AND BOTTOM AND THE DISC TEMPLATES

3.

GLUE THE DISCS, AND ONLY THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT TOP TO A PIECE OF STIFF CARD OR IDEALLY SHEET OF PLASTIC (e.g. THE FLAT SIDE DETERGENT CONTAINER BOTTLE)

4.

USING STRONG SCISSORS, CAREFULLY CUT OUT THE DISCS AND THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT TOP

5.

HOLDING THE CUT OUT THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT TOP UP TO THE LIGHT POSITION THE THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT BOTTOM ON THE BACK OF IT SO THAT THE CUT OUT SHAPE IS ALIGNED WITH THE PRINTED PATTERN OF THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT TOP AND GLUE INTO PLACE. CUT ROUND THE SHAPE CUTTING THE WASTE PAPER AWAY FROM THE ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT SO THAT YOU HAVE AN ENGINE AND CABIN MOUNT THAT IS COLOURED ON BOTH SIDES

6.

CUT A SLIT DOWN THE SIDE OF 2 OLD, SOFT PLASTIC FELT TIP LIDS (COLOUR WITH PERMANENT MARKER OR SPRAY SILVER) AND SLIP OVER THE ENGINE MOUNTS. IF YOU HAVE A SUITABLE SMALL SPORT DRINK CAP, GLUE THIS TO THE CABIN AREA.

FELT TIPPED PEN LID GOES HERE

ENGINE & CABIN MOUNT: BOTTOM

ENGINE & CABIN MOUNT: TOP

FELT TIPPED PEN LID GOES HERE

DISC TEMPLATES

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