Feeling spacey?

NASA planets

If you’re a wee bit crafty, then NASA and Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade arts and crafts, want to hear from you.

The two groups are hosting a “Space Craft,”  contest seeking original handmade items or works of art inspired by NASA and NASA’s programs, such as the Space Shuttle Program, aeronautics, science and exploration of the universe.


The deadline is November 2nd and entries can be two-dimensional original art (painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, photographic and computer generated prints) or three-dimensional, such as wearable art and soft sculptures.

The grand prize winner gets a $500 Etsy shopping spree and an trip, with a guest, to February’s shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Three Best in Category winners will get $250 and gifts from Etsy and NASA.

I’m working on my entry, but here’s a link to some of the artwork already submitted.

And for inspiration, here’s one of my favorite space videos, Gumby on the Moon.