While writing the book, I created an imaginary web based shop, which can supply earthlings with space products from deep dark outer space. I called the shop Cosmic Caboodle – An online provider of all intergalactic goods.
Cosmic Caboodle could have remained a fictitious shop within the story book, but I couldn’t help myself and realised that I had an opportunity to bring outer space to life by bringing it to your very home. As the slogan suggests, this site offers visitors the chance to get their hands on outer space objects. Well, not for real, but rather via mini do-it-yourself projects, such as the ones below.
As a child I was fascinated by science and particularly the planets. I enjoyed making various outer space objects using simple household items. Being a visual person, this process of creation brought the universe to life and I would spend many hours researching, creating and playing with my mini projects. It was this upbringing that landed me becoming an engineer, where I could apply science in a creative way to solve practical problems.
All the ‘products’ are free and come with a full data specification sheet, aimed at providing some key scientific facts, but also any quirky or unusual things you mightn’t know too. The making activities range in ideal age from 5 to 12 years of age and a ‘cheeky alien’ factor is given to each project (1 for easy, 2 for middle and 3 for hardest, which usually requires more time, rather than skill). All projects can be made from paper and ordinary household items.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Cosmic Caboodle now. It’s only just one click away.