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Simple & Fun Rocket Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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 paper rocket craft with your kids or students. Also, be sure to check out all of our cool rocket activities for kids.

Rocket Craft For Kids

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Supplies

Directions

Download the free rocket ship template and print it out on white card stock. Use scissors to 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 gluing the small inner circle onto the larger outer circle.  Next, glue these circles onto the middle part of the rocket. 

hand gluing window to paper rocket craft

Glue the cone shape 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 cutouts and glue it 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 had so much fun creating this space craft and hope your kids do too! We also think it would make a fantastic recycled craft project! Use craft papers you already have, tissue paper, or even leftover wrapping paper to customize this easy craft.

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post if you’d like to receive the free rocketship craft template. You’ll need this rocket template to make your own space rocket craft with your kids!

Space Unit For Kids

If you have a budding astronaut in your house, then you’ll want to check out these amazing space unit study ideas!

This list of space themed crafts, printables, and activities is sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours on end.

Not to mention, they’ll be learning about our solar system and all of the planets in it. With this space unit study, they’ll be experts in no time!

Kids’ Books About Space

Books are a great way to get even further into 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! Try out some of these cool books about space:

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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Space Crafts For Kids

For children, crafting can be an especially fun and educational activity. Through fun craft projects, kids can learn important skills like patience, concentration, and attention to detail.

They can also express their creativity and explore their imagination. In addition, crafting can be a great way to bond with friends or family members. So next time you’re looking for an exciting activity to do with your kids, try one of these fun craft ideas: 

Earth Paper Craft – Learning about the planet Earth? This cute craft is simple to make and comes with a free template, making it ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary children.

Paper Plate Sun Craft – If you need an easy summer craft, then this sun is perfect. There are only a few steps and then your kiddo will have a cute, smiling sun! So grab the paper plates and other simple supplies and get ready for some fun summer craft time!

collage of space crafts for kids

Rocket Ship Name Craft – What better way for kids to learn how to spell their name than by making a personalized rocket craft? This activity is perfect for space parties, or just as an afternoon activity. Plus, it’s a great craft for even the youngest children to join in on the fun!

3D Rocket Craft – Your kids will love making this 3D rocket craft! Perfect for young children, this activity encourages fine motor skills and creativity as they create their own rocket flying through the night sky. Gather some cardstock, scissors, and glue to get started on this out-of-this-world craft.

Space Activities For Kids

Do your kids love outer space? Then they’ll love these free space color by number printables! These activity sheets are perfect for keeping little ones entertained and learning at the same time.

Take your dot marker skills to another planet with these fun space do a dot printables. From planets and stars to space rockets and aliens, there’s something for everyone in this collection of activities that are perfect for kids. So grab your markers and get ready to explore the universe!

collage of space activities for kids

These space pattern block mats are perfect for keeping kids entertained. With a variety of different designs to choose from, they can be used time and time again to keep little ones occupied.

Kids of all ages will have a blast completing these spaceship dot to dot printables. They’ll work on their counting skills while creating cool images of spaceships and rockets! Plus, these worksheets are great for improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

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!

Fun Space Activities

Rocket Craft For Kids

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
  • Rocket craft template

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. hand gluing window to paper rocket craft
    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. hand gluing rocket to space background

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Free Rocket Craft Template

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Shay

Tuesday 26th of September 2023

Literally soooo cute and simple!

Sam

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

So glad you loved our Rocket Craft for Kids! It's all about making craft time fun and easy. Thanks for being a reader ◡̈

Michelle

Wednesday 12th of July 2023

Just what I was looking for,thanks@

Sam

Thursday 13th of July 2023

Yay, great!

Chantal

Monday 12th of June 2023

Please send the template for this rocket craft. Thank you!

Sam

Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Max

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Please may I have the template for this rocket craft craft. Many thanks.

Sam

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Christina

Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Hi, I would love this template... I where to put the email other than in this comment section. Thanks!

Sam

Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Of course. The form is above the comments section, under the heading titled “Free Rocket Craft Template". If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall or adblocker blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, some readers say they're not able to see it on Chrome, but they can on other browsers. You may be able to try that as well ◡̈

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