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Simple & Fun Rocket Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Have a space-themed unit or birthday party in the works? This rocket craft for kids is a simple and fun activity they’re going to love!

And it’s way more than your standard craft.

It involves painting, coloring, and cutting! Just think of all the great skills the kids are working on when they make this craft!

It’s a great art project for kindergarten or elementary aged kids and works equally as well at home or at school.

Read on below to see how to make this craft with your kids or students. 

Rocket Craft For Kids

rocket craft for kids image collage with the words rocket kids' craft in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the rocket craft template and print out on white card stock.  Cut out all the pieces then trace onto the colored card stock of your choice. Cut out all these pieces.

Glue the rocket ship together by:

Glue the small inner circle onto the larger outer circle. 

Glue these circles onto the middle part of the rocket. 

hand gluing window to paper rocket craft

Glue the tip onto the pointed end of the rocket. 

hand gluing top of rocket

Glue the small strip just below the tip of the rocket. 

Glue the bottom of the rocket ship behind the middle piece.

Add the smaller flame to the top of the larger flame and glue behind the bottom of the rocket. 

hand gluing flames together for rocket craft

Cut a larger circle out of the white paper. Glue this circle at the top corner of a black piece of paper. 

hand gluing moon to black paper

Trim any excess off of the black paper, then draw circles on the moon with a gray crayon. 

Make stars all over the black paper by dabbing the paintbrush in white paint. Let dry completely. 

hand painting black background with white specks

Glue the rocket onto the black paper. 

hand gluing rocket to space background

We loved making this space craft and hope your kids do too! 

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of the page if you’d like to receive the free rocket template. 

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More Space Ideas For Kids

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

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.

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

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Rocket Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this simple and fun rocket craft for kids! Great for at home or in the classroom!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • White paint
  • Gray crayon
  • Paint brush
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the rocket craft template and print out on white card stock. Cut out all the pieces then trace onto the colored card stock of your choice. Cut out all these pieces.
    2. Glue the rocket ship together by doing the following steps:
      ∙ Glue the small inner circle onto the larger outer circle. This is the rocket's window.
      ∙ Glue these circles onto the middle part of the rocket. 
      ∙ Glue the tip onto the pointed end of the rocket. 
      ∙ Glue the small strip just below the tip of the rocket. 
      ∙ Glue the bottom of the rocket ship behind the middle piece.
      ∙ Add the smaller flame to the top of the larger flame and glue behind the bottom of the rocket. 
    3. Cut a larger circle out of the white paper. This will be the moon. Glue this circle at the top corner of a black piece of paper. 
    4. Trim any excess off of the black paper, then draw circles on the moon with a gray crayon. 
    5. Make stars all over the black paper by dabbing the paint brush in white paint and hitting the paint brush onto the paper. Let dry completely. 
    6. Glue the rocket onto the black paper. 

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