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Cut And Paste Rocket Craft [Free Printable]

Kids learning about outer space? If so, this cut and paste rocket craft is perfect!

This rocket activity for kids is not only fun for kids to create, but it also helps children work on fine motor skills, cutting skills, and critical thinking.

We’ve included two free printable versions for kids to use. The first is in full color. All you need to do is print it out and let the kids cut and glue it together.

The second version is black and white. For this one, kids get to color the rocket ship any color they want and then cut and paste it together.

Either way, this is a fun and quick activity that’s perfect for young children!

If you like this craft, be sure to check out all of our rocket activities for kids.

Rocket Ship Cut And Paste

cut and paste rocket craft image collage with the words cut & paste rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • White paper or cardstock
  • Black, blue or purple cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version_
  • Rocket printable (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the rocket printable and print it out.

hand holding rocket cut and paste worksheet

Let the kids decide which template they want to use. If they’re using the color in version, use the markers to color in the different pieces of the rocket. After coloring, cut out the pieces.

hand coloring in cut and paste rocket pieces
hand cutting out cut and paste rocket pieces

Take the tip and glue it to the top of the rocket base.

hand gluing tip to cut and paste rocket craft

Glue the window in the middle of the rocket base.

hand gluing window to cut and paste rocket craft

Next, glue the fins to the back and bottom of the rocket base.

hand gluing fins to cut and paste rocket craft

Create the flames by gluing the inner flame to the middle of the outer flame.

hand gluing inner flame to outer flame of cut and paste rocket craft

Finish creating the ship by gluing the flames to the bottom and back of the rocket base.

hand gluing flames to cut and paste rocket craft

Take the completed rocket and glue it to the background paper.

hand gluing rocket onto black paper

That’s it! Can you believe how simple this activity is? It’s perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary children.

hand holding cut and paste 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.

cut and paste rocket crafts

If your kids enjoyed this craft, they’ll likely want to do these activities as well:

cut and paste rocket craft

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

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

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!

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Cut And Paste Rocket Craft

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

This cut and paste rocket craft is a fun craft to help kids with fine motor skills and cutting practice!

Materials

  • White paper or cardstock
  • Black, blue or purple cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version_
  • Rocket printable

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket printable and print it out.
  2. Let the kids decide which template they want to use. If they're using the color in version, use the markers to color in the different pieces of the rocket. After coloring, cut out the pieces.
  3. Take the tip and glue it to the top of the rocket base.
  4. Glue the window in the middle of the rocket base.
  5. Next, glue the fins to the back and bottom of the rocket base.
  6. Create the flames by gluing the inner flame to the middle of the outer flame.
  7. Finish creating the ship by gluing the flames to the bottom and back of the rocket base.
  8. Take the completed rocket and glue it to the background paper.

Cut Out Rocket Template

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