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Outer Space Parachute

Outer Space Parachute
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Nicole Duggan
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Create a space module to parachute from space.

How We Did It

Outer Space Parachute
To make a space module, cover a cup with aluminum foil.
Outer Space Parachute
Decorate the module with stickers, markers, or paint.
Outer Space Parachute
To make a parachute, cut a square from a plastic grocery bag (about 12 in. x 12 in.). Cut 4 pieces of yarn in equal lengths. Punch a hole in each corner of the plastic bag. Tie one piece of yarn on each corner of the parachute.
Outer Space Parachute
Once all 4 strings are tied onto the parachute, gather them and guide them through a hole in the top of the module/cup. I poked a hole in the cup using a nail.
Outer Space Parachute
Tie a double knot with the pieces of yarn on the underside of the module/cup to secure it. Now you are ready for action!
Outer Space Parachute
From a high point, hold the parachute from the top.
Outer Space Parachute
Drop your space module and see where it lands.
Outer Space Parachute
Have a race with 2 space modules. Can your space module land on a target on the ground? My kids had hours of fun with this! Up and down the stairs they went to race, fly, and experiment with their space modules.


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My child and I completed Outer Space Parachute.

posted by: Angela on 10.18.2013

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