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Rocket Paper Plate Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Are your kids super interested in outer space right now? If so, they’re going to love creating this rocket paper plate craft!

It’s just one of our easy rocket activities for kids that’s so fun to make.

This rocketship craft is also really easy to make! Just grab your stack of paper plates, your craft supplies, and our free printable template, and you’ll be ready to go!

Read the directions below or watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this fun craft.

Paper Plate Rocketship

paper plate rocket template image collage with the words paper plate rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • 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.

hand holding paper plate rocket template

Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint of your choice. Let it dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate gray

Place the rocket base template in the middle of the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.

hand tracing rocket template onto paper plate

Begin to assemble the ship by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Trim off the excess paper with scissors.

hand gluing tip to paper plate rocket craft

Create the windows by gluing the window frames to the rocket. Next, glue the windows to the window frames.

hand gluing window frame to paper plate rocket craft
hand gluing window to paper plate rocket craft

Make the rocket’s engines by gluing the flame to the back and bottom of the engine (using the straight edged side).

hand gluing fire to engine of paper plate rocket

Take the completed engines and glue them to the back and bottom of the rocket base.

hand gluing engine to paper plate rocket craft

Attach the fins on either side of the bottom of the rocket by gluing them to the back of the rocket base.

hand gluing fin to paper plate rocket craft

That’s it! Now your child has a fun spaceship they can proudly display!

paper plate 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.

2 paper plate rocket crafts

Want more space themed crafts? Try out some of our favorites below:

hand holding paper plate rocket craft

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

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!

More Fun Activities For Kids

hand holding paper plate rocket craft

Rocket Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This rocket paper plate craft is a fun and easy kids activity that can be done any time of year!

Materials

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint of your choice. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the rocket base template in the middle of the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.
  4. Begin to assemble the ship by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Trim off the excess paper with scissors.
  5. Create the windows by gluing the window frames to the rocket. Next, glue the windows to the window frames.
  6. Make the rocket's engines by gluing the flame to the back and bottom of the engine (using the straight edged side).
  7. Take the completed engines and glue them to the back and bottom of the rocket base.
  8. Attach the fins on either side of the bottom of the rocket by gluing them to the back of the rocket base.

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