- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- 2 CDs
- Large Plastic Easter Egg (You will only need the top of it for this project)
- Piece of Cardboard
- Aluminum Foil
- Yarn or Elastic Thread
- Mini Touch Light (Kathryn bought hers at the Dollar Tree)
- Batteries (for the touch light)
- Strong Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Glue 2 CDs together using a strong craft glue. Make sure the label side of the CDs are on the inside. Kathryn said she tried using a glue gun on her first attempt and would not recommend it as it did not glue evenly and it was bumpy.
Take the top half of the egg and trace around the opening to make a circle on a scrap piece of cardboard. Cut out the circle just inside the line you crew so the cardboard would fit snugly just inside the egg opening, flush with the edge. For the moment, set the cardboard aside.
Use a thumbtack or a small nail to make a hole in the top of the egg. If necessary, heat the tip of the nail or tack to make the hole (only an adult should do this). Wrap the outside of the egg in tin foil. Push the ends inside of the egg to hide them. Use glue, either the strong craft glue or the hot glue, to tack the edges of the foil inside of the egg.
Use the tack or nail to make a hole through the foil over where you made the hole in the egg. Thread a piece of yarn, elastic thread or other strong string through hole you made in the egg. Tie a knot in the end that is inside the egg. Use a dab of hot glue to secure it.
Use hot glue to secure the cardboard circle inside the egg. Make sure it is flush with the edge of the egg. Then, glue the cardboard side of the foil covered egg to the CDs.
Open up the mini touch light an put in the batteries. Attach it the CDs, opposite of the foil covered egg. The mini touch light should have a strip that you can pull off to stick it to things. You can use this adhesive strip to secure it to the CDs. You might also want to use a little bit of glue just to make sure you have a strong seal.
You can now hang up the CD space ship and turn it on and off whenever you like. If you need to change the batteries, you should be able to unscrew the bottom of the touch light from the base that is glued to the CDs.