Our children have been playing Star Wars a lot lately so we have been busy dismantling our Fairy Castle Role Play this week and putting up a very shiny Space Centre.
We used lots of Christmas wrapping paper and foil blankets (the kind given out to marathon runners or put in emergency boxes).
For the control console we used coloured counters (tiddlywinks) and bottle tops glued onto black card.
Google Images kindly provided a countdown timer and a pressure dial which were mounted onto black card and we also printed out labels for countdown, high pressure and danger.
Finally we glued a big yellow lid (from a sweetener jar) onto black card and labelled it 'Booster' in a suitably digital font.
Add labels, warnings, a space log, astronaught outfits if you have them and led fairy lights to finish it off.
We also added a couple of Phonics phones ( http://www.classroomdiy.com/2012/05/diy-phonics-phones.html ) an old laptop and the top of a tardis just for the flashing light.
Can't wait to see the children's faces on monday morning.
Update: This was a huge hit with the children, prompting lots of new vocabulary, cooperation, imagination and much much more.