Hovering spaceship


Now you can make your own hovering spaceship - out of this world!

Here's how.

You will need:


  • 1 x Shoebox
  • 1 x Paperclip
  • 1 x Piece of thread • 1 x Piece of card
  • 1 x Magnet
  • 1 x Pencil

Tools and equipment

  • Scissors
  • Sellotape


  1. To make yourself a spacecraft that hovers in the air.
  2. Grab yourself a shoebox, without the shoes in there.
  3. Put the shoebox on its side, the long one, not the short.
  4. Tie a paperclip with thread, to give the taut support.
  5. Draw yourself a spacecraft, and with scissors cut it out.
  6. Now tape the paperclip on it, it wont hover there without.
  7. Put a magnet on the box, and hold your craft below.
  8. Now tape the thread inside the box, and then just let it go! 

Further ideas:

Perhaps you could paint a picture inside the box to really set the scene.

Don't forget to share a picture or video of your creation on our Facebook page, we'd love to see it.

Published in the March edition of Dartford Living magazine.