Recently my little boy has become obsessed with spaceships, we were walking past a building site one day when he spotted a silo and proceeded to shout spaceship at me until I worked out what he was pointing at. Also we parked in a multi-storey car park, which was… yep you guessed it another spaceship, you gotta love the imagination of kids!
After looking for a book suitable for toddlers all about rockets and space in Waterstones we found nothing so looked on Amazon, again nothing. I decided that I would not write a book as I’m not great at writing, but make him his very own spaceship soft toy. He loves it and spends quite a bit of time playing ‘Blast Off!’ 🙂
Anyway it wasn’t hard to do, and I quickly found a pattern which saved me creating one from scratch. I followed this tutorial complete with downloadable pattern omitting the pouch for the astronaut, and just used some scraps of material that I happened to have lying around. All in all it probably only took about a half hour, which was handy as it interrupted the shorts I am in the middle of making (tutorial to follow).
I’m pretty pleased with the results, however if I had to do it again I would probably have switched the cardboard inserts in the wings for maybe some heavy duty interfacing or perhaps some plastic canvas as then it could be put through the washing machine.