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World Space Week 2016 DIY Activities

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Declared in 1999 by the United Nations, World Space Week is celebrated internationally each year Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. World Space Week is one of the largest public space events on Earth, with more than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrating the benefits and exploration of space, according to the World Space Week organization. The theme for the 2016 event is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future.”

Here are seven days of spaced-out activities for everyone, from the young, to the young at heart. Follow the Space Foundation on Pinterest for more space crafts, themed food and STEM activities all year round!

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Why not start off World Space Week by adding some color to your world? Or add color to this world with this Coloring Sheet!

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Exercise keeps the mind and body young. Learn about our solar system with this Space Hopscotch design!

Thursday, Oct. 6 – It’s almost Friday! Shoot for the stars with this Homemade Decorative Rocket!

Friday, Oct. 7 – After a long work week, why not head outdoors and Spot the International Space Station!

Saturday, Oct. 8 – A great way to spend your Saturday evening is to bust out the lawn chairs and your camera in a nice dark area, free from light pollution, to practice your Milky Way Photography!

Sunday, Oct. 9 – The perfect way to wrap up a weekend is with a little baking! Try these Galaxy Sugar Cookies.

Monday, Oct. 10 – It’s the final day of World Space Week! Time to channel your inner explorer and Picture Yourself in Space!

Share your creations and photos with us using the @SpaceFoundation tag on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to use the hashtags, #WSW16 and #Space4Fun

And see how organizations around the globe are celebrating World Space Week by visiting the Event List here.

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 10).