“Who’s your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong, Bing Bong.
His rocket makes you yell, ‘Hooray!’ Bing Bong, Bing Bong.
Who’s the best in every way,
and wants to sing this song to say, “Bing Bong, Bing Bong!”
We recently saw Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. Yes, we cried when (spoiler alert) Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong sacrificed himself and jumped out of his rocket ship with Joy to save Riley. We couldn’t help but think of our kids growing up and moving past “Goofball Island.”
But since they’re still little and we have plenty more years ahead to be goofy with them while they let their imaginations soar, we decided to create a “Rocket Ship” of our own, inspired by Inside Out’s character Bing Bong. (You’ll have to use your imagination too since this rocket ship doesn’t automatically shoot rainbows from its brooms.)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wagon (we used the Step2 All Around Wagon)
- 2 Brooms
- Streamers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
- Rip 2 3-foot pieces from each color streamer. Fold in each color in half and tape to the end of one broom. Tape in order of the colors of the rainbow (remember Roy G. Biv? Turns out in comes in handy again when you’re a parent). Repeat on the other broom.
- Wrap the top part of the broom handle with a streamer that matched your wagon (optional). We did this because the brooms we found at the Dollar Tree were hollow. Cut your piece of cardboard to fit your wagon (this will be its “wings”). Then, tape each broom to the underside of the cardboard (if your cardboard is one color, don’t worry about the “underside.” We are lucky enough to have a plethora of cartons here at Step2, so we recycled one for this craft).
- Tape each “wing” with broom attached to each side of the wagon. Reinforce with tape above and below the wing.
Now your little dreamers are ready to soar off to adventure land with their own imaginary friend!
Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required. This post is not associated with or endorsed by Disney/Pixar.