My 11 yo had a project due this week. He had to ask and answer a question related to astronomy. His question was "What would happen if the sun blew up?" A very good question indeed. And a very boy question to ask. However, not a good question to build a project around. I persuaded him to think of a different question. We went with the ever-popular, "What would it be like to travel in space?" He wrote a paper and "we" built a rocket ship. Which means, mostly me. And I am quite proud of my creative abilities. We got this project idea from a set of books I bought from one of those cute college kids who sell books door to door. That was years ago, and this was the first time we ever used the books. Now that was $75 well spent, if I do say so myself!
Add a top made from an oatmeal box
Add toilet paper tube exhausts
Put it all together and you have a rudimentary rocket ship
Persuade your husband to go outside in the cold and paint it silver