Mars Rover : Watch Party and Crafts

This Saturday the kids and I are celebrating the Mars rover and baking and decorating some Sugar cookies. Come join the fun…. Lisa

  • Mission Name: Mars 2020
  • Rover Name: Perseverance
  • Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
  • Launch: July 30, 2020
  • Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars
  • Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.

Mars and Space Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups plain flour


  • 1. Preheat oven to 175˚C
  • 2. Cream butter and sugar until smooth
  • 3. Add vanilla and egg and beat well
  • 4. Combine the baking powder and flour in a separate bowl, slowly add the wet ingredients and mix well. If it gets too stiff, turn out onto countertop surface and finish kneading with wet hands.
  • 5. Divide the dough into workable batches and roll out on a floured surface.
  • 6. Cut into shapes. Mars or other planets .
  • 7. Bake for 6-10 minutes and let cool a little on tray before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • 8. Decorate the planet with icing : Mars is Red

Space Crafts:

My coffee filter craft. For my Mars rover watching party with the kids we made fun plant shapes using coffee filter, washable markers and a water spray bottle. Color you coffee filter then spray with water and let dry. Lisa

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