Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Space Gear

I bought a lot of Pack-O-Fun scrap craft magazines on ebay. They are filled with those funky 'bazaar' crafts (when did that word fall out of favor?)--you know, things made with plastic bottles, popsicle sticks, tin cans, empty papertowel rolls, matchsticks, felt, etc etc etc. Some of it is better left in the 60's, but others are fun to revisit.
Like America's fascination with space prior to man's landing on the moon. It all seems so innocent, so...Twilight Zone.

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Space gear
November 1966

Plastic bottle ray guns and helmets!
space toys

Let's be an astronaut
Let's be an astronaut

Plastic bottle space walker marionette
Space marionette

January 1965


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an ad from 1908. It shows a white bearded man looking out from a distant planet, with a long trumpet leading to the earth, far below. The caption of the ad says: 'The first message from Mars'. The message is printed on the trumpet itself: 'Send us up more Pears' Soap'.

11:50 PM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Very cute....

4:15 AM  
Blogger carrster said...

I like how Baby New Year '65 is naked....with a helmet! Hee hee...

8:14 AM  
Blogger carrster said...

*sorry* not naked..wearing diaper, gloves & boots.....it still makes me chuckle.

8:15 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

how cute.

let us know if you do any of the projects. i'm also thinking that last image would make an awesome paper craft :)

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute!

3:29 PM  

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