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Rocket Made With Shapes Craft [Free Template]

Have a little one at home who’s working on shape identification? If so, this rocket made with shapes craft is perfect!

This rocket activity for kids is great for the youngest of crafters because it’s made from basic shapes like rectangles, triangles, and circles.

Kids will be able to sort the shapes, talk about colors, and most importantly, have fun!

Download the free printable template and make this craft with older toddlers, preschoolers, and pre k children.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this space craft.

Rocket Ship Out Of Shapes

rocket made from shapes craft image collage with the words shape rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint (in white, blue, and purple)
  • Paintbrush
  • Rocket template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

Take a piece of black, dark blue, or dark purple paper and paint it to look like space. We dipped a small paintbrush in water, then dipped it in paint and tapped the paintbrush to achieve this look. Let the paper dry while you create the rocket.

hand painting black paper

Glue the rocket decoration piece to the bottom of the main rocket piece.

hand gluing thin rectangle to blue rectangle

Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket and glue it in place. Next, take the window and glue it in the middle of the frame.

hand gluing window frame to shape rocket
hand gluing window to shape rocket

Place the side fins at the bottom of the rocket body and glue them to the back of it.

hand gluing triangle fin to shape rocket

Glue the middle fin in the middle, bottom of the rocket base.

hand gluing triangle fin to shape rocket

Create the flame by gluing the three orange triangle flames together. Once assembled, glue them to the bottom and back of the rocket.

hand gluing triangles together to make rocket flame
hand gluing triangles together to make rocket flame
hand gluing rocket flame to body

Take the rocket you have created so far and glue it to the dried black paper you painted earlier.

hand gluing rocket to black paper

Finish the rocket by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket base.

hand gluing rocket cap to rocket craft

That’s it! Isn’t this a fun space craft for kids?! We love that it’s created only from simple shapes too!

shape 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.

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For more space activities try out some of our favorites!

  • Space Do A Dot Printables – These worksheets are not only fun for kids to do, but they’ll help with fine motor skills, number identification, and counting!
  • Space Pattern Block Mats – Learn even more shapes with these printable pattern block mats. These are a great independent STEM activity.
  • Space Name Craft – Have kids work on spelling their name with this easy and fun craft.
hand holding shape rocket craft

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

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!

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Rocket Made With Shapes Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Create a rocket made with shapes! This craft is great for young children learning about shapes or space.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint (in white, blue, and purple)
  • Paintbrush
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take a piece of black, dark blue, or dark purple paper and paint it to look like space. We dipped a small paintbrush in water, then dipped it in paint and tapped the paintbrush to achieve this look. Let the paper dry while you create the rocket.
  3. Glue the rocket decoration piece to the bottom of the main rocket piece.
  4. Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket and glue it in place. Next, take the window and glue it in the middle of the frame.
  5. Place the side fins at the bottom of the rocket body and glue them to the back of it.
  6. Glue the middle fin in the middle, bottom of the rocket base.
  7. Create the flame by gluing the three orange triangle flames together. Once assembled, glue them to the bottom and back of the rocket.
  8. Take the rocket you have created so far and glue it to the dried black paper you painted earlier.
  9. Finish the rocket by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket base.

Did you make this craft?

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Rocket Shape Craft Template

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Veronika Melissa Zorrilla Rojas

Saturday 17th of July 2021

There is no free templates🙊

Sam

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

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

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