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Father’s Day Space Craft (Free Template)

Let’s celebrate Dad’s stellar qualities and let him know “You’re out of this world!” with this Father’s Day space craft that features a personalized astronaut.

This easy paper craft transforms a photo of your cutie into an astronaut to tell Dad just how much he means to them. 

Looking for more Father’s Day craft ideas for kids? Check out our other exciting projects that are sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember.

Astronaut Father’s Day Craft

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Whether you’re crafting with toddlers or elementary school kids, this project is simple enough for all ages and allows for tons of creativity in its design. Kids can customize it with their favorite colors and embellish the space scene any way their imagination takes them.

All you need are a few basic supplies plus a photo of your little astronaut. Once you’ve gathered everything, you’re all set to launch into a fun-filled craft session that’s sure to bring smiles.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Father’s day space template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)

Directions

Start by downloading the Father’s Day space template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this craft to life!

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First, decide how you want to decorate the background paper. You can use star stickers, draw on stars, or splatter paint to help it look like space. If you’re using paint, do that first, let dry completely, then move on to the next step.

Guide your child to glue the planet to the bottom part of the background.

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Next, help your child to glue the astronaut above the planet.

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Position the helmet outline in the middle of the head and glue it down.

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Now, place the picture of the child in the center of the helmet outline and secure it with glue.

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Finally, encourage your child to glue the helmet decorations to the sides of the astronaut’s head and secure them in place.

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Be sure to check out our space crafts for kids while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

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Activities For Kids

Father’s Day Ideas For Kids

Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for kids to show their love and appreciation for Dad through crafts and activities that are both fun and meaningful. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of ideas that are sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face.

Read on below to discover books, crafts, and activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. You’re sure to find the perfect way to celebrate the amazing dads in your life!

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Father’s Day Books For Kids

Made For Me – This storybook is charming celebration of the magical moments between a dad and his little one, adorned with cute illustrations and sweet verses. It’s the perfect picture book to melt hearts and treasure the joys of parenthood, making it an ideal gift for new fathers!

I Love You, Daddy – A beautifully illustrated tale that captures the heartwarming adventures between a father and his child, filled with love and encouragement. It’s the perfect bedtime story to share and cherish, making every read a special moment for dads and kids alike!

Just Me And My Dad – This is a sweet story that celebrates the special bond between fathers and their children, perfect for inspiring a love of nature and adventure in young readers!

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Crafts For Father’s Day

Dinosaur Father’s Day Card – This homemade dinosaur card is a fun and easy project that lets kids get creative while showing Dad he’s dino-mite. Use our free template to create a card that’s as unique as your kiddo!

Father’s Day Popsicle Craft – Surprise Dad with a bomb pop that tells him he’s “the bomb!” This colorful and easy to make project is a fun way for kids to show their appreciation.

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Handprint Baseball Card Craft – Step up to the plate with a handprint baseball mitt for Father’s Day! This simple craft turns kids’ handprints into a unique keepsake, complete with a baseball card. It’s a fun and personal way for kids to show Dad he’s a home run.

Father’s Day Toolbox Craft – Build something special for Father’s Day! This fun project lets kids design a toolbox to remind Dad that he’s the sharpest tool in the box. We’ve provided a free printable template to recreate this craft at home. 

Father’s Day Activities For Kids

Our Father’s Day activity pages are a fantastic way to celebrate Dad while keeping kids engaged with fun, dad-themed learning activities. Kids will practice a range of skills like problem-solving, basic math, and visual discrimination when they complete these activities.

They’ll match shadows to objects to build visual discrimination, complete a maze to develop problem-solving and fine motor skills, count and graph to reinforce basic math skills and match similar objects to promote observation and fine motor control.

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This “All About Dad” Father’s Day printable questionnaire offers a cute way to capture what kids think about their dads. It’s fun to see what they’ll say from the funny memories to the sweet moments they remember. Kids can complete it themselves or with a little help from you.

Plus, there’s a version for Grandpa, too! Download it today and create a memorable keepsake that Dad and Grandpa will cherish for years to come. 

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Looking for a simple and fun way to celebrate Dad? Our free printable Father’s Day coloring pages are just the thing! These pages require nothing more than a quick download and a printer.

Kids will enjoy filling them in with crayons or markers to either give them as a special gift for Dad or as a shared activity to do together. It’s a great opportunity for kids to get creative while showing Dad just how much he’s appreciated. Download these coloring pages and let the fun begin! 

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Make Dad feel extra special with this printable Super Dad questionnaire for Father’s Day. It’s a fun activity that kids can fill out and give to him as a heartfelt gift. Kids’ answers about their dad’s favorite things, what he does to make them laugh, and how he helps them can be both touching and hilarious.

This keepsake also includes space for a special message and places to add photos or drawings.

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!

Ideas For Kids

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Father's Day Space Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Let’s celebrate Dad’s stellar qualities and let him know “You’re out of this world!” with this Father’s Day space craft that features a personalized astronaut.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Father’s day space template

Instructions

  1. Download the Father's Day template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. First, decide how you want to decorate the background paper. You can use star stickers, draw on stars, or splatter paint to help it look like space. If you're using paint, do that first, let dry completely, then move on to the next step.
  3. Begin by gluing the planet to the bottom part of the background.
  4. Next, glue the astronaut above the planet.
  5. Position the helmet outline and glue it to the head of the astronaut.
  6. Place the picture of the child in the center of the helmet outline and glue it in place.
  7. Finally, glue the helmet decorations to the sides of the astronaut’s head and glue them in place.

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