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3D Rocket Template Printable Craft [Free Download]

When you have a child who is learning about space, you know they can’t stop at one activity! They want all the space activities.

That’s what we’ve been doing around here; making tons of fun rocket crafts for kids. But our newest one, this 3D rocket template printable craft may be at the top of our list.

It’s a fun rocket activity for kids that has a cool 3 dimension feel to it!

If your kids love paper crafts, they’ll have a blast making this one.

Download the free printable template, then watch the quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this cool craft.

3D Paper Rocket Craft

3d rocket craft image collage with the words 3d rocket kids craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers or gel crayons
  • Rocket template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the 3D rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding 3d rocket template

Begin to create the rocket ship by gluing the inner flame to the outer flame.

hand gluing inner flame to outer flame of 3d rocket craft

Next, glue the engine to the top of the flames.

hand gluing engine to flames of 3d rocket craft

Take one of the rocket body pieces and glue it to the top of the engine.

hand gluing rocket base to 3d rocket engine

Place the fins on either side of the bottom of the rocket base and glue them in place.

hand gluing fins to 3d rocket craft

Take each of the 3 other rocket body pieces and fold them in half vertically (hot dog style).

hand folding paper pieces in half

Glue these 3 pieces to each other on one side. Use the outer 2 sides and fold them out. Glue them to the main rocket pieces to create the 3D effect.

hand gluing 3d rocket to base

Position the completed rocket on a dark blue or black piece of paper and glue it in place. Decorate the paper by using star stickers or gel markers.

hand gluing 3d rocket onto dark blue paper
hand placing star stickers on paper

That’s all there is to it! We think your kids are going to love this cool outer space craft!

hand holding 3D rocket craft

Space Unit For Kids

Want to create a themed unit around this craft? We’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.

First, start off with books! They’re great for reading comprehension and vocabulary. Below are some of the most popular space books for kids.

8 Little Planets is a fun space book for the youngest of kids. It has engaging rhyming words and cute illustrations!

On The Launchpad is a simple space themed book for young children learning how to count! Read it nightly to help them learn!

My First Book of Planets is perfect for children who want to learn more about space.

Two 3D rocket crafts

For some more fun outer space themed crafts, try out some of these ideas:

3D rocket craft

For educational activities, try out these space do a dot printables or these space pattern block mats.

If your child enjoys sensory play, try this space play dough kit or this outer space sensory bin.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Two 3D rocket crafts

3D Rocket Template Printable Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This 3D rocket is a fun outerspace craft that's fun for kids to make!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers or gel crayons
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the 3D rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the rocket ship by gluing the inner flame to the outer flame.
  3. Next, glue the engine to the top of the flames.
  4. Take one of the rocket body pieces and glue it to the top of the engine.
  5. Place the fins on either side of the bottom of the rocket base and glue them in place.
  6. Take each of the 3 other rocket body pieces and fold them in half vertically (hot dog style).
  7. Glue these 3 pieces to each other on one side. Use the outer 2 sides and fold them out. Glue them to the main rocket pieces to create the 3D effect.
  8. Position the completed rocket on a dark blue or black piece of paper and glue it in place. Decorate the paper by using star stickers or gel markers.

Free 3D Rocket Template

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Yvette Jimenez

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

PLease send me the template to download. Thanks!

Sam

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

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