March Make'n'Meet Workshop Share-Out <> Recreating Rituals with Space Food!

I was thinking about food and and the role it plays in relaxing and socializing and came up with some cake pop style appetizers that astronauts can enjoy during their mandatory daily downtime along with a game of (velcro backed) cards.
I like that there are a lot of parameters in place for the Space Food prompt such as no crumbs, long shelf life, no oven or freezer, etc… These guide the participant into the experience while still leaving the ceiling high and walls wide. Plus its just really interesting to learn about life in zero gravity.
I love that this project relies on recycled materials since they are free AND super fun to play with. I can totally see this project being a success with multiple age groups at my library. Most likely I’d add some other components to the program… maybe serve space ice cream, invite our local celebrity astronaut to speak, bring books about space travel etc…
I think this program definitely works best with some prepared examples so patrons understand that this is all about having fun and dreaming big.

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