The Moon in a Shoebox

Are you a parent of a school age child? if so you will know the enormous amount of 'projects' that have to be completed at home, and will understand that depending on your child's age and how keen on the project they are the amount of help they need from you can vary from 0 - 100%

at the weekend my 10 year old and I finally finished a long planned 'moon' project. The brief was that it had to be 'something about the moon or space or the stars, with facts.' Previous entries had included papier mache moons, model space craft, plans of stars etc.

Well I can take credit for the idea and minimal assistance with the sticking. Daughter was in charge of planning, picture choice, cutting and placement. Also the facts were all researched, selected and printed etc by her.

The results are below. It is the first project where we both learned stuff, we both had fun, and we are both proud of the finished product!

The shoe box has a tracing paper panel in the lid to allow light in....should you wish to make your own! ;-)


  1. Thats so cool! Its wonderful! I cant wait for J to be old enough for homework like that! :D

  2. That kicks ass!

  3. Anonymous9/2/10

    i think this is exactly how they fooled us all back in 1969.

  4. ha ha yes indeed - we didn't land on the moon - we filmed in a shoebox! ha ha ha

    i have yet to tell small trusting person about conspiracy theories!