I’m so excited today to be working with Ora to celebrate world space week and share some news with you about their partnership with Penguin Random House Children’s UK book Goodnight Spaceman (which I love! Really love!) This awesome partnership means that you could get your hands on a audiobook of Goodnight Spaceman read by the first British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and recorded by him in space. I’m also sharing two rather cool little crafts to go alongside it – one below myself which has a free printable and one from Ora. Ready for adventure? Belt up and let me tell you about all of it!
About Goodnight Spaceman
Goodnight Spaceman is a book that we own and is one of my favourite reads for the kids at bedtime. Written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Nick East. The book was inspired by Tim Peake and his sons (and seriously, does anyone not love Tim Peake? What an amazing guy he is!) and this recording, made at the International Space Station, was the first bedtime story to be recorded in space.
How to get your free copy
Ora, the world’s first round paper towel has partnered with the No 1 children’s publisher in the UK, Penguin Random House Children’s UK for a special space themed on-pack promotion offering purchasers of its single stack Ora a free Puffin audiobook of Goodnight Spaceman. This exclusive offer will run on special promotional packs from 1st September – 31st October 2017 to coincide with World Space Week (4th – 10th October). The Goodnight Spaceman limited-edition Ora will be available at Tesco and Asda as well as on-line at Ocado. The single stack Ora retails at £1.90 and you can find out more about Ora here.
To make your Goodnight Spaceman craft you will need:
Paper plate (or an Ora paper towel)
Felt tip pens
Let’s make it:
Start by cutting your paper plate into a big long spiral, making sure you leave enough room in the centre for your moon. Paint the paper plate black while leaving the circle in the middle white for your moon. While the paint is drying colour in your spaceship (click here to get your free copy to print out). Of course you could also use an Ora paper towel and colour it in using felt tips pens or watercolours! I realised while I was photographing this that the mismatched pens totally out us as one of those families that make a mess and then just shove everything back in the craft drawers – you won’t be shocked to learn that all our play dough is a mixed together green mess too! Of course if you do make a mess at all then Ora towels are perfect for cleaning up and their stackable shape makes them perfect for keeping close in case you need them.
One your paper plate is dry stick your stars all the way around and draw in any craters for your moon then cut out your spaceship and glue it on to the other end. If you would like to hang your Goodnight Spaceman craft up just make a hole in the moon which you can thread some cotton through and then it can be hung up with the rocket whizzing past below.
If you like this post then make sure you save it so that you can make it later – just bookmark this page or pin the image at the bottom of this page. You can also check out the Goodnight Spaceman craft that Penguin have shared here.
Want more Goodnight Spaceman crafts? Penguin and Ora have shared a really cool craft showing you how to make your own Goodnight Spaceman scene.