Exploring space with your preschoolers or kindergarteners? This super simple but fun rocket craft for kids is a great way to bring some fun and excitement into your space theme. Crafting with little ones can be a whole lot of fun, and it’s even more awesome when it’s educational too! This post will show you exactly step-by-step how you will be able to create your own space craft with a free printable template! Let’s have fun and get started with making this rocket craft for kids!
- Template (free printable)
- Colored cardstock
- Paint, color pencils or crayons
- Glue stick
Space craft for kids
Step 1: Download and print the free template at the end of this post.
Step 2: From the template, cut out the individual elements. Now you have two options:
- Trace them onto colored cardstock and cut out the pieces. (this is the option we choose and share below)
- Color the free rocket printable
The best part about this activity, is that the learners can choose whatever colors they like for the different parts. This encourages creativity and gives them more freedom when crafting.
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Step 3: Glue the pointy end of the rocket onto the tip. Two contrasting colors would work best for this.
Step 4: Glue on the windows onto the rocket body.
Cut out rocket craft template
Step 5: Glue the flame or fire part to the bottom of the rocket. This could be in red to represent the fire.
Step 6: To complete the fire look, glue on the orange part.
Step 7: Glue on the two fin parts onto either side of the rocket.
Rocket craft for kids
Step 8: Glue on the strip above the flame to add a decorative touch to the rocket.
And you’re all done! The rocket is complete and is now ready to be played with. Have fun and enjoy crafting with your learners!
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Rocket Craft Printables
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