Get ready to celebrate the Apollo moon landing, or simply pretend you’re blasting off into space for your own out of this world mission, with our Paper Plate Astronaut Craft!
What kid isn’t truly fascinated by space? We’ve done plenty of fun rocket and space crafts. A couple of our favorites are these Hand and Footprint Rocket Keepsakes as well as our Cardboard Roll Rocket Craft. Every great rocket needs an astronaut to guide it, though, and we now have just the astronauts with our Paper Plate Astronaut Craft.
This craft is actually quite simple, with only a few supplies and lots of room for creativity. For our Paper Plate Astronaut Craft you will need 2 paper plates. We used blue plates that were white on the underside. The rest of the supplies include white and black paper, a glue stick, scissors, and markers in white, black, blue, and yellow.
Paper Plate Astronaut Craft
- Blue paper plates
- Construction paper – white and black
- Markers – white, black, blue, yellow
- Glue stick
First, make the astronaut’s helmet.
Begin by cutting a rounded rectangle from one of the paper plates. Set aside.
Now cut a circular, face shape from white paper to fit inside the other plate. Using the black marker, draw a face however you’d like on the paper.
Glue the face at the center of the uncut paper plate. Then, apply a layer of glue around the rim of the paper plate and glue the cut plate, bottom up, to the top of the other plate with the face. Draw black lines around the helmet for detail, as well.
On a sheet of black paper, make simple dots with a white marker.
Cut a rounded hill-like shape from the white paper for the astronaut’s upper body. Cut to fit the black paper and glue at the bottom of the black sheet.
Draw details on the body shape with the black marker, like arm lines and NASA badges. Glue the helmet to the top of the body shape on the black paper.
Cut a long rectangle from the sheet of white paper. Draw connecting U shapes with the black marker along the paper for the oxygen hose.
Glue one end of the paper oxygen hose behind the helmet. Glue the other end of the hose to the back of the black paper.
Finally, color in the badges with blue and yellow markers for more color and fun.
Do you have a little astronaut who would love this craft? This would also be cute personalized with photographs instead of drawing. And be sure to find many more fun kid craft ideas at Our Kid Things!