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Getting Crafty with Goodnight Spaceman #WorldSpaceWeek

To celebrate World Space Week (4th - 10th October) we have been getting crafty with Goodnight Spaceman thanks to Puffin Books and Ora. We made a fabulous space scene following this very easy tutorial on Puffin's website, which takes advantage of Ora's uniquely shaped round kitchen towels (although any paper towel could be used). This little project is suitable for the whole family, even Mini Reviewer, Poppy (1), got stuck in! Just take a peek at how we got on.

First we unpacked our goodies from Puffin and someone was very excited to see a copy of Goodnight Spaceman. 

Then it was time to get started on our art project. We decorated our kitchen towel "planets" using wax crayons and water colour paints. Everyone got involved...

Finally we placed our planets in the sky and sprinkled them with twinkly stars and glittery space dust before adding an Ora rocket!

The Mini Reviewers were delighted with their sparkly space scene. The rocket shaped Ora was also a big hit and, more importantly, super for cleaning up the mess! 

Ora are currently running a promotion on their limited edition single stacks. There is a free Puffin audiobook of Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson and Nick East and read by astronaut Tim Peake.  The promotion ends on 31st October. You can find out more here.

We will be sharing more books for World Space Week on Instagram. 

Do you have a favourite space-themed read?

Kate and the Mini Reviewers xx 

*Disclaimer we received some art supplies, kitchen towel and a copy of Goodnight Spaceman for the purpose of this post.


  1. Oh look at your children! They are so cute! I love their planets - they did an excellent job :)

    1. Thank you Jenny, they love a good craft activity!

  2. I had no idea about World Space week. It looks like everybody enjoyed your craft activity, your planet scene looks great :o)

  3. We got crafty last week too, very inspiring story to work from :) Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  4. What a lovely thing to do! The end result looks fab. The only space-themed book I can remember my kids reading was Q Pootle 5.

  5. I didn't know it had been world space week. Looks like your family had lots of fun #readwithme

  6. What a lovely crafty afternoon. This looks a lovely book. #readwithme

  7. Some great crafts going on here! Thanks for the reminder about this book - it is one I meant to get for my son. (for me, really!) #KCACOLS

  8. this looks so much fun Kate! love the idea of making planets. so simple. #KCACOLS

  9. What fabulous craft, they all look so pleased with it! I might have to get this book for my niece and nephew for Christmas they would love it. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time