Children's phases can change like the wind, which is why recyclable crafts are a great way to explore new passions. Available as a website and app, Creative Park is a fantastic, free resource packed with thousands of templates and papercraft ideas. There are plenty of options for space fanatics to choose, suitable for crafters of all ages and skill levels, from a straightforward solar system mobile to an intricately detailed replica of the Mars Rover "Curiosity".
Papercrafting also offers the opportunity to educate through activity, helping to fire up young minds with questions and spark imaginations so you'll be playing space-themed games for weeks to come. You could even tie in your cosmic craft session with an upcoming celestial event, such as a supermoon, eclipse, or meteoroid shower.
Mike and Gen Sidaway and their three children – Chloe, Halle and Luke – have a serious interest in space, and couldn't wait to blast off with a selection of astronomical designs. Discover how they got on.