When I saw the beautiful picture book Armstrong, I only wanted one thing: tinkering a telescope! And of course one that you can really look through, so you can look at the moon, just like the mouse from the book. With a kitchen roll, 5 empty toilet rolls and gold corrugated cardboard, you make a stargazer as you see here. You want to know how to craft him? Look below, get started and watch the moon with your own star-viewer!
Supplies:1 Kitchen roll, 5 toilet rolls, 1 sheet of gold corrugated cardboard, 1 styrofoam ball, 3 long satestokjes, 4 wooden beads, piece of aluminum foil, paint lead color (e.g. Creall Top Deco acrylic paint), glue (e.g. Creall Hobby glue), 4 pins, scissors, pieces of painting tape. Handy are 2 clothespins and a puncture pen.
- Slide 2 toilet rolls over the kitchen roll and glue
- Make 2 rolls a piece narrower by cutting a piece away and then sticking it again with painting tape. Painting tape is easy to paint over, ordinary adhesive tape does not
- Cut 1 roll and cut the corners around. This will be the holder of the tripod
- Paint all parts, so the long viewer, the 2 smaller rolls, the holder and the 4 wooden beads
- Cut strips from the gold-colored corrugated cardboard and glue them to the viewer. With clothespins you squeeze it together so that the glue can dry well without having to hold it for a long time.
- Glue the bead in the middle of the small roll and glue it on top of the long sleeve
- For the tripod: Cut out a piece of the styrofoam a little hollow so that the roundness of the holder fits well
- Wrap aluminum foil around the ball
- Prick the ball to the holder with 4 pins. Prick the holes with a puncture pen
- Now prick the 3 legs into the ball so that the tripod stands firmly
- Glue the 3 beads at the bottom of the legs