Making a Space Ship Play Center

I absolutely love my playstands.  I think I would rate these as the one of the best buys I have ever made for my classroom.  They are so easy to transform into a variety of things to fit the mood of current happenings.  And they make great space ships!  I start by putting the playstands at an angle:

I go to Big Lots and gather a variety of items – a white plastic table cover, a silver car sunshade, tin foil, duck tape and any super cheap gadgets.
STEP 1:  I begin by covering the top with the white table cover and duck tape it to the playstands.
STEP 2:  Cover the sides of the playstands with foil.  I cover the shelves as well and put a strip of foil at the top of  edge of the playstands.   I use the silver sunshade as the door into the space ship.  Stretch plastic wrap over the side “windows.”  Secure with duck tape.
STEP 3:  Hot glue a variety of gadgets to a piece of white poster board for dashboard.
STEP 3:  Hot glue poster board to foil lined shelf.
Ready for takeoff!

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  1. IB Clever says:

    Cool! An excellent spaceship, you did a great job with putting it all together.

    Thanks for sharing.

    IB Clever

  2. MyKidsMake says:

    how fun! My son has created a similar space ship play area in our play room. Tons of fun!!! Using a car sunshade is a fantastic idea!!! hope the kids enjoy it, it looks like fun!

  3. Kassia says:

    Where did you buy your playstands? I’m in the market…

  4. I purchased them 7 years ago from an online person. I will have to go back and look it up! I will post who in a few days! I researched it and found the best deal at that time. 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very clever idea, and the best part about it is that it doesn’t look like it would be too hard or costly to make. Thanks for posting!
    -Jackie @ Plastic Table Covers

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