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Rocket Ship Name Craft [Free Template]

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Are you working with your child on learning their name? If so, this rocket ship name craft is perfect!

It’s one of our fun rocket activities for kids that not only works on fine motor skills, but also helps children identify the letters in their name.

We’ve given you a free printable template that will make this craft super easy too! On top of that, you can use the editable template to fill in your child’s name for them or print in blank for your child to fill in.

Either way, the finished product looks great on a bulletin board or fridge.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make this simple outer space craft.

Name Rocket Craft

rocket ship name craft image collage with the words rocket name craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Star stickers or gel markers
  • 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 name rocket craft template

Note: Depending on the length of your child’s name you may need to have some of the rocket hang off the sides of the paper. Help the child lay it out before you begin gluing to see where to place the rocket on the background paper.

Glue the flame to the space background.

hand gluing flame to rocket name craft

Take the fins and glue them to the sides of the rocket base.

hand gluing fins to rocket name craft

Glue the rocket base on the far left of the background paper.

hand gluing rocket base to rocket name craft

Next, assemble the letters (or blank spaces) to create the child’s name and glue them in place.

hand gluing letter to rocket name craft

Make the top of the rocket by gluing the tip to the rocket’s top. Trim off any paper that hangs over the rocket.

hand gluing tip to rocket name craft

Once you have finished the child’s name, glue the rocket top to the right of the name so the rocket is complete.

hand gluing top to rocket name craft

Decorate the space background by placing start stickers or using gel markers to make your own stars.

hand putting star stickers on background

That’s it! Isn’t this a simple and fun craft?!

rocket ship name 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 rocket name crafts

Want even more space themed crafts? Try out one of these top ideas below:

hand holding rocket ship name craft

For some educational activities, try out these space do a dot printables or these space pattern block mats. These moon worksheets for kids are another great option!

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

Share With Us

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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 ship name craft

Rocket Ship Name Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Are you teaching your child their name? If so, this fun rocket ship name craft is perfect!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Star stickers or gel markers
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Note: Depending on the length of your child's name you may need to have some of the rocket hang off the sides of the paper. Help the child lay it out before you begin gluing to see where to place the rocket on the background paper.
  3. Glue the flame to the space background.
  4. Take the fins and glue them to the sides of the rocket base.
  5. Glue the rocket base on the far left of the background paper.
  6. Next, assemble the letters (or blank spaces) to create the child's name and glue them in place.
  7. Make the top of the rocket by gluing the tip to the rocket's top. Trim off any paper that hangs over the rocket.
  8. Once you have finished the child's name, glue the rocket top to the right of the name so the rocket is complete.
  9. Decorate the space background by placing start stickers or using gel markers to make your own stars.

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