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Craft: Moon Shot Photo Op

Craft: Moon Shot Photo Op

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Snap a portrait of each guest peeking through the window of this spiffy rocket. After the party, send the kids copies of their photos as thank-you notes and fun mementos of their voyage into space.


  • White foam board - 3/16-inch-thick sheet; 40 by 60 inches is ideal (find it at framing stores or online at for about $9)
  • Craft knife
  • Yardstick
  • Duct tape
  • Dark sheet or tablecloth
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints


  1. Start with a 3/16-inch-thick sheet of white foam board. To create side panels that fold back and help the board stay upright, measure 2 vertical lines on the front of the board, each 9 inches in from the edge. With a craft knife, score along these lines, cutting about halfway through the board (Tip: A yardstick will help you guide the knife). Turn the board over and cover these hinges with duct tape to reinforce them.
  2. Now use a pencil to draw a rocket shape on the front, complete with a 9-inch-diameter window (get your birthday child to model the correct height). Cut out the window, then invite your child to help paint the rocket with acrylic paints. For a spacey look, set up the board in a doorway and hang a dark sheet or tablecloth as a backdrop.