We love making fun and interesting crafts!
So we find various things in the world around us to create right in our classroom. There are so many different crafts that make learning fun.
Because building and creating is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
We’ve created another way to bring science and space together with a hands-on craft. Use this Paper Rocket Craft with your little learners during your science units or during arts and crafts time. This is great for fine motor practice for preschool and kindergartners.
Want even more ways to integrate crafts into your curriculum? Be sure to take a look at our Animal Alphabet Learning Crafts.
Supply list for the Paper Rocket Craft:
- Rocket Template (download below!)
- White cardstock
- Construction paper – assorted colors
- White paper
- Paper glue
- White paint
- Grey Crayon
Getting the Paper Rocket Craft Ready:
To get this craft ready, you’ll need to print the template onto cardstock. I recommend laminating the template so it can be used year after year. Next, cut out the rocket parts from the template.
Ahead of making the Paper Rocket Craft, you’ll need to cut out a large circle from the white paper.
Making the Paper Rocket Craft:
Students will trace the template and cut out each piece using different color construction paper for different parts of the rocket. This is a great way to work on fine motor skills.
For younger students or students that may struggle to cut out all their rocket pieces, you can cut them out ahead of time. You can also trace the pieces on the construction paper for students that need a little extra help but are able to cut on their own.
Students will then glue their rockets together. Showing them an example of the completed paper rocket, our little engineers can then use their imagination choosing the colors of their rocket parts as they build their own paper rocketships.
The large circles cut out ahead of time will be the moons. Have your kids draw circles on the moon with a gray crayon. The moon will be put at the top corner of black construction paper. Some of the moon will be hanging over. Turn the black paper over to cut off the excess part of the moon.
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Glue the rocket onto the black paper, with the tip of the rocketship slightly overlapping the moon.
Dab stars on the black paper with white paint all around the rocket. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Students will be impressed by their creations and each student can make their paper rockets unique with their color choices.
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I hope you have a blast with this Paper Rocket Craft in your classroom!