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Astronaut Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Astronauts are often seen as heroic figures, and it’s easy to see why.

They bravely venture into the unknown, exploring distant worlds and pushing the boundaries of human achievement.

This astronaut paper bag puppet is a fun and easy way for kids to pretend to be their favorite spacefarers!

You can also teach your kids about space with this activity. It’s a great way to learn about the solar system and have fun at the same time.

All you need are a few simple supplies and the free template!

Make it and then check out all of our paper bag puppets for more easy craft ideas.

Astronaut Craft For Kids

astronaut puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag astronaut

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Astronaut template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the astronaut template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding astronaut paper bag puppet template

If using the boy astronaut template, glue the eyes on the face, above the nose. If using the girl astronaut, move on to the next step.

hand gluing eye to paper bag astronaut face

Use a marker to draw on some hair just above the eyes.

hand drawing hair onto face

Take the face and glue it to the face outline piece.

hand gluing face to face outline

Next, take these pieces and glue them to the middle of the helmet.

hand gluing face onto paper bag astronaut helmet

Glue the helmet rotators to the back and each side of the helmet.

hand gluing helmet rotator onto paper bag astronaut helmet

Create the suit by gluing the suit decoration to the middle and upper part of the body.

hand gluing suit decoration onto paper bag astronaut craft

Place the boots at the bottom of the body and glue them in place.

hand gluing boots onto paper bag astronaut craft

Position the leg connects at the top of the leg line and glue it down.

hand gluing leg connector onto paper bag astronaut craft

Take the completed body and glue it to the base of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing suit onto paper bag astronaut craft

Next, glue the completed helmet to the flap portion of the brown bag.

hand gluing helmet onto paper bag astronaut craft

Place the arms on either side of the paper bag and glue them to the inside of the side flaps.

hand gluing arm onto paper bag astronaut craft

Finish off by gluing the arm connectors to the innermost part of the arms.

hand gluing arm connector onto paper bag astronaut craft

Isn’t this so fun? It’s a great space craft for kids!

hand holding paper bag astronaut craft

More Space Ideas For Kids

Looking for some fun and educational activities for your kids? Why not create a space-themed unit? With our easy-to-follow guide, you’ll have everything planned out in no time!

Your little astronauts will love these crafts, activities, and printables about the solar system. And you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re getting a quality education while having fun.

So what are you waiting for? Blast off into learning today!

Space Books For Kids

Reading aloud to kids is a great thing for parents and teachers to do. It’s a fun way to bond with kids, teach them new things, and give them a chance to relax and use their imagination.

It’s also great for kids’ brain development, reading comprehension, and general knowledge. What’s not to love? So grab a book (or two, or three) and snuggle up with your little ones for some quality reading time with these space books below:

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.

Space Crafts

Crafting is a great activity for young kids to do because it helps them develop important skills. For example, crafting can help kids learn how to follow instructions, pay attention to detail, and be patient. In addition, crafting can also be a great way for kids to express their creativity!

2 paper bag astronaut crafts

Try adding in some of these fun space crafts for kids!

Rocket Ship Headband Craft – This easy rocket craft is perfect for kids who love space! You can make it out of paper or color in the black and white version. It’s a great way for your kids to get creative.

Earth Paper Craft – The Earth is a beautiful planet, and it’s even more fun to explore when you make your own Earth paper craft! This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to learn about our planet while getting creative.

Paper Plate Sun Craft – Making a paper plate sun craft is a fun and easy way for kids to learn about the solar system. All they need are a few simple supplies.

Space Activities

Kids will enjoy doing these space color by number printables. They are perfect for keeping kids occupied on a rainy day or as a fun learning activity!

Dot markers are so fun for kids to use! They’re a fun and easy way to make art, and they’re also great for educational purposes. If you’re looking for a fun way to teach your kids about space, try using these space do a dot printables.

hand holding paper bag astronaut craft

Kids will love this space playdough kit! It’s great for sensory play, and kids can use their imaginations to explore the universe. The kit comes with everything kids need to create their own space scene, including planets, stars, and even aliens. And best of all, clean-up is a breeze – simply store the dough in the container when finished. So let your kids’ imaginations run wild with this fun space playdough kit!

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids? Look no further than these space pattern block mats! These mats are a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and shape identification. Plus, they’re perfect for kids who are interested in space and STEM.

Share With Us

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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!

Fun Space Activities

2 paper bag astronaut crafts

Astronaut Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy paper bag puppet is perfect for kids who are fascinated by space. Download the template and make it at home, school, or daycare!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Astronaut template

Instructions

  1. Download the astronaut template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. If using the boy astronaut template, glue the eyes on the face, above the nose. If using the girl astronaut, move on to the next step.
  3. Use a marker to draw on some hair just above the eyes.
  4. Take the face and glue it to the face outline piece.
  5. Next, take these pieces and glue them to the middle of the helmet.
  6. Glue the helmet rotators to the back and each side of the helmet.
  7. Create the suit by gluing the suit decoration to the middle and upper part of the body.
  8. Place the boots at the bottom of the body and glue them in place.
  9. Position the leg connects at the top of the leg line and glue it down.
  10. Take the completed body and glue it to the base of the brown paper bag.
  11. Next, glue the completed helmet to the flap portion of the brown bag.
  12. Place the arms on either side of the paper bag and glue them to the inside of the side flaps.
  13. Finish off by gluing the arm connectors to the innermost part of the arms.

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Free Astronaut Template

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Joy

Monday 23rd of May 2022

Thanks for the idea!

Sam

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Of course :)

Jennifer Shaver

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

cute

Sam

Friday 29th of April 2022

Thanks!

TERRI RANDALL

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

cool

Sam

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Thanks!

jenn Dawson

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

yes please!

cindy

Thursday 28th of April 2022

@Sam, The email entry place is not showing up recently

Sam

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

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