Miles Kelly the book publisher got in touch with us recently and asked us to let ourselves be inspired to create some space food. Now H is already pretty knowledgable about all things space. He moved onto learning about space when he had read everything he could get his hands on about dinosaurs. He’s really enjoying the three lovely books that Miles Kelly sent through to act as our inspiration: 100 Facts Space Travel, 100 Facts Solar System and 100 Facts Stars & Galaxies.
As well as sending the books through as inspiration, they sent us some ingredients and materials to make our own space inspired food. H informs me that astronauts eat dried food in space, but that sounded a little dull. Apparently astronauts don’t do a lot of cooking either. Food for astronauts needs to provide balanced nutrition, but it needs to be easy and safe to store, prepare and consume in a short on space, low gravity environment. Some of the things sounded either rather dull or we didn’t have them in the house. So we got some food out of the cupboard to see what we could come up with.
So bread sticks, cheese biscuits and crisps came out of the packets and were transformed into a space rocket. H often likes to fill the available space, so around the edges are planets, asteroids and space debris.