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Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft [Free Template]

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Kids who enjoy recycled crafts are not going to want to miss this rocket toilet paper roll craft!

This is our newest rocket activities for kids and it’s so simple to crate.

We’ve included a free printable template with 2 versions to suit any child’s skill level!

The first version is the craft version where kids make the rocket from paper and create it from nothing.

The second version is a black and white version for kids to color in and tape to the cardboard tube. This one is especially great for younger children.

No matter which template you choose, your kids are bound to love it.

Read our step by step directions below or watch our quick video tutorial and get ready to have fun!

How To Make A Rocket Of Out Toilet Paper Rolls

paper roll rocket craft image collage with the words tp roll rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll (or new cardboard tube)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Tape
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Spaceship template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding toilet paper roll craft template

Begin to create your rocketship by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket base. Trim off the excess paper with scissors.

hand gluing tip onto toilet paper roll craft

Glue the window frame to the middle of the rocket. Next, glue the window in the middle of the window frame.

hand gluing window frame onto toilet paper roll craft
hand gluing window onto toilet paper roll craft

Glue the door to the bottom of the rocket base.

hand gluing door onto toilet paper roll craft

Create the engines by gluing the flames to the bottom of the engines. Take these completed engines and glue them to the bottom and back of the rocket base.

hand gluing flame to engine or toilet paper roll craft

Take the rocket you have created so far and glue it to the space background, lining up the base of the rocket with the edge of the space background.

hand gluing rocket to black background

Attach the rocket/background to the toilet paper roll by taping it together.

hand taping rocket to toilet paper roll

Finish off the rocket craft by folding the fins on the line, then gluing them to the sides of the rocket.

hand gluing fins to toilet paper roll rocket craft
hand holding toilet paper roll 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 toilet paper roll rocket crafts

For some more space themed crafts, try out some of our favorite ideas:

toilet paper roll rocket craft

For some learning activities, try out these space do a dot printables or these space pattern block mats. This moon phase mini book is another great idea!

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

hand holding toilet paper roll rocket craft

Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This rocket toilet paper roll craft is a fun outer space activity that using recycling up!

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll (or new cardboard tube)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Tape
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Spaceship template

Instructions

  1. Download the spaceship template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create your rocketship by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket base. Trim off the excess paper with scissors.
  3. Glue the window frame to the middle of the rocket. Next, glue the window in the middle of the window frame.
  4. Glue the door to the bottom of the rocket base.
  5. Create the engines by gluing the flames to the bottom of the engines. Take these completed engines and glue them to the bottom and back of the rocket base.
  6. Take the rocket you have created so far and glue it to the space background, lining up the base of the rocket with the edge of the space background.
  7. Attach the rocket/background to the toilet paper roll by taping it together.
  8. Finish off the rocket craft by folding the fins on the line, then gluing them to the sides of the rocket.

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