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Moon Rover

Browe Project Categories
Designed by Make It Fun Crafts
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Materials:

  • Make It: Fun® Project Bricks– One box will complete as shown; if larger size desired will need another box
  • Design It® Foam Cutter or Serrated Knife
  • Low Temp Glue Gun or Instant Grab Tacky Glue
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Tulip® Dimensional Paints
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Wooden Dowels
  • Tin Foil
  • Optional: Small Screws, Bolts, Rivets (embellishments)
Instructions:
  1. Use the Project Bricks as building blocks, glue them together side by side and end to end to create the size creation you desire.  Use glue sparingly, you don’t want to use so much glue that it seeps out the sides, this will make it difficult later when trying shape, roll or cut the bricks.
  2. The cool thing about Project Bricks is that you never have to worry about having the right piece, just create the pieces as you go by cutting them smaller or gluing them together to make larger pieces.
  3. Start by gluing bricks together to get the floor of the rover the size you would like.  Glue a couple of bricks underneath the floor two towards the front and two towards the back evenly spaced apart, the wooden dowels can be pushed through the bricks to act as the axles.  The wooden dowels should be at least 3” longer than the rover is wide so the tracks can be glued to each side.
  4. To make posts or pipes:  Glue the bricks together end to end and then slowly roll them applying pressure and rounding the edges until you get the look you need.  Posts can be reinforced by inserting toothpicks between the bricks before gluing.
  5. Glue bricks together to make rectangular sections for the tracks to ride on.  Create the tracks from strips of the corrugated paper.  Push small screws or bolts into the Project Brick sections to look like they are bolted on.
  6. Paint the entire rover silver, and use the dimensional paints to add buttons, gauges, and lights to the rover.
  7. Create the satellite dishes from paper, cover with tin foil and attach with toothpick so they are able to turn freely.
  8. If something breaks, glue it back together and re-paint it.

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