Sometimes when you’re anxiously anticipating something good, it helps to keep your hands busy. These people got a little crafty as they awaited the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and shared their creations on Twitter. From knitting to baking to LEGO creations, people used their creativity in a variety of outlets to express their love and excitement over the Webb telescope. Even NASA gave instructions for how to make a Webb-themed snowflake. Enjoy the inspiring creations below.
Ahh! ? here’s a closer look at my paintings in the background for anyone who is curious ? I did a series exploring the various motifs of the natural world used as metaphors to describe and explain the JWST. pic.twitter.com/RnhSKT6SKT
— Joanna Barnum ? (@JoannaBarnumArt) December 13, 2021
— AstronomyDAO (@Astronomy_DAO) December 25, 2021
— Caprice Phillips (@CapricePhillips) December 25, 2021
— Sarah Eames (@sarahpurplee) December 12, 2021
yuletide greetings pic.twitter.com/CWRGdhb9qD
— radhardened ??? ?? (@RadHardened) December 25, 2021
As I wait for history to be made in less than 4 hours, I had to show off this piece I'm making to commemorate the JWST ? pic.twitter.com/1k5EcxgCwM
— Sophia Gad-Nasr (@Astropartigirl) December 25, 2021
— Stacey Alberts (@dustobscured) December 24, 2021
A homemade (by Scott) JWST has been topping me and Scott’s tree every Christmas since 2016 ? Pretty excited that the real thing may launch TOMORROW! 6:20am CST! https://t.co/e4bTC7RWvy pic.twitter.com/xCXBvZDy0N
— Caroline Morley (@AstroCaroline) December 24, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope in baked goods
Finished just in time! A gingerbread model of the James Webb Space Telescope. So excited for the real one! pic.twitter.com/HtHunoD7jF
— Isaac Hendrickson (@TiltedNord) December 24, 2021
— Gioia Rau (@GioiaRau) December 25, 2021
Made some JWST window cookies, I think they came out pretty good. pic.twitter.com/QHLqkxygOZ
— NERVA_XE (@NervaXe) December 25, 2021
Planning my launch part of 1
— Erin M. May, PhD (@_astronomay) December 24, 2021
— Spartan01623 #JWST (@Spartan01623) December 25, 2021
Our Christmas tradition is a savory pastry puff.
This year my mom said, "why don't you decorate it with that space launchey thing you watched?"
— Erin Gibbons (@ErinSpaceCase) December 26, 2021
Bottom line: People kept busy as they anticipated the James Webb Space Telescope launch by creating a vast array of inspiring projects.