Outer Space Parachute

Outer Space Parachute

Create a space module to parachute from space.

Ages:
3 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cup
  2. aluminum foil
  3. yarn
  4. plastic grocery bag
  1. To make a space module, cover a cup with aluminum foil.

  2. Decorate the module with stickers, markers, or paint.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. From a high point, hold the parachute from the top.

  7. Drop your space module and see where it lands.

  8. 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.