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Cosmic Crafts: Control Panels

Cosmic Crafts: Control Panels

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Everyone knows you can't run a space station without them.


  • several small boxes
  • aluminum foil
  • pipe cleaners
  • bottle tops
  • pasta box
  • colored tape


Cosmic Crafts: Control Panels - Step 1Use scissors to remove the back of a small box, as shown. Cover it with aluminum foil.

Use pipe cleaners to attach bottle-top knobs. We stacked several boxes and used a pasta box with a window plus colored tape to make a nifty door.


Good boxes for control panels: cracker, tissue, pasta, tea, cereal. Good plastic bottle lids for knobs: dishwashing liquid, squeeze-style mustard or relish, water or sports drink, glue.