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Rocket Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids love space and crafting so why not add the two together and make this fun rocket popsicle stick craft!

This is one of our favorite rocket activities for kids that’s a little bit different than the standard paper crafting.

This project is great for kindergarten and elementary children and it comes with a free printable template to make it simple to recreate.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make this fun rocket!

Craft Stick Rocket

popsicle stick rocket craft image collage with the words popsicle stick rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
  • Glue
  • Paint (we use acrylic paint)
  • Paintbrush
  • 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 popsicle stick rocket craft template

Take 2 popsicle sticks and cut them into 2″ lengths. Line up 5 popsicle sticks to form a rectangle, then using the glue dots, attach the cut popsicle sticks onto the top, middle, and bottom of the rectangle. If you prefer, you can also use hot glue to attach it together.

hand gluing popsicle stick together

Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

Begin to glue the rocket together by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket.

hand gluing tip to popsicle stick rocket craft

Next, create the windows by gluing the window to the window frames. Take the completed windows in glue them in the middle of the rocket.

hand gluing window to window frame of popsicle stick rocket craft
hand gluing windows to popsicle stick rocket craft

Create the bottom of the rocket by gluing the flame to the back of the engine. Place the completed engine to the back and bottom of the rocketship and glue it in place.

hand gluing flame to engine of popsicle stick rocket
hand gluing flames to popsicle stick rocket craft

Finish off the rocket by gluing the fins to the bottom of each side of the rocket base.

hand gluing fin to popsicle stick rocket craft

This is such a fun craft that kids can customize in so many ways!

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 popsicle stick rockets

If you want some more space themed crafts, check out some of our ideas below:

These space do a dot printables are great for fine motor practice and counting! Want a simple STEM activity? Try out these space pattern block mats.

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 Space Activities

2 popsicle stick rockets

Rocket Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This rocket popsicle stick craft is such a fun space activity for kids to make!

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
  • Glue
  • Paint (we use acrylic paint)
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take 2 popsicle sticks and cut them into 2" lengths. Line up 5 popsicle sticks to form a rectangle, then using the glue dots, attach the cut popsicle sticks onto the top, middle, and bottom of the rectangle. If you prefer, you can also use hot glue to attach it together.
  3. Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  4. Begin to glue the rocket together by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket.
  5. Next, create the windows by gluing the window to the window frames. Take the completed windows in glue them in the middle of the rocket.
  6. Create the bottom of the rocket by gluing the flame to the back of the engine. Place the completed engine to the back and bottom of the rocketship and glue it in place.
  7. Finish off the rocket by gluing the fins to the bottom of each side of the rocket base.

Free Rocket Template

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Candy

Saturday 10th of July 2021

love this idea

Sam

Monday 12th of July 2021

Thank you so much, Candy!

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