A couple days later we were at the library and I found a book on display titled Not a Box. It was wonderful and full of imagination, so we checked it out. Tukker asked if we could build a rocket out of the boxes. That sounded like fun.
Little did I know what a wonderful project it would turn into for them. They ended up seeing shapes in negative space that needed to be filled, learned a new shape, did an impromptu science experiment, and researched the design of a rocket online! Tukker and Brekkon both contributed more than I thought they would be able to on the ideas of the construction of it. They helped tape pieces together and also decided on how to attach pieces to the ship. While doing the outside of the rocket Tukker told me that some of the box was not steady and he would reinforce it again with tape once he got inside the rocket. Good thing because I couldn't see myself getting in there!
Currently they are astronauts, flying around the house exclaiming, "we have no gravity....AHHHHHH!"
Oh and I nearly forgot, Tukker's life long dream to be the garbage man has now been thrown out(pun intended) ... he will now be an astronaut! All of this from a couple of boxes...