Paper Plate Space Craft

Travel through space, or at least pretend to, with our adorable Paper Plate Space Craft! There’s everything here that you would really want to see in space, too, like rockets, stars, and a flying spaceship.

Paper Plate Space Craft main image.

We’ve included a Free Printable Space Craft Template, as well, to make putting the pieces of your space scene together even easier. And you can get to practicing your astronaut skills even quicker!

Make an Outer Space Craft with a Paper Plate

Paper Plate Space Craft styled image.

To make our Paper Plate Space Craft you will need our Space template, paper plates, cardstock in blue and other assorted colors, craft sticks, scissors, and a glue stick.

Outer Space Craft Supplies Needed

  • Space Craft Template
  • Paper plate
  • Cardstock – blue, other assorted colors
  • Craft sticks
  • Star paper punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Paper Plate Space Craft Step by Step Directions

Trace and cut out the pieces for both the rocket and the spaceship on your choice of cardstock colors.

Glue rocket and fin on the rocket.

Now, for the rocket, glue the nose cone on the top. Glue the fin on the bottom.

Glue flame and window to rocket.

Glue the flame on the bottom of the fin. And then glue the window in the middle part of the rocket.

Glue side fins to rocket. Assemble spaceship, as well.

Glue the rest of the fins on two sides of the rocket. Trace, cut, and assemble the spaceship, as well.

Glue rocket and space ship to craft stick.

Then, glue a craft stick to the back of both the rocket and the spaceship.

Cut slits on top and bottom of paper plate.

Next, gather your paper plate. Have an adult carefully make small slits, one on the bottom edge the other on the top of the paper plate.

Cut blue circle background to fit inside paper plate.

Cut out the circular blue background to fit inside paper plate.

Use star punch to make stars from white paper and glue to blue circle.

Use the star paper punch to make white stars. Or draw and cut them out. Glue the stars to the blue background.

Glue background to paper plate. Insert rocket and spaceship through slits.

Glue the background to the paper plate. And then insert the rocket and spaceship through the slits on the paper plate. Have fun!

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More Space Crafts for Kids

Looking for a few more fun space ideas? See also our Craft Stick Rocket Craft, Paper Plate Astronaut Craft, and our Cardboard Roll Rocket Ships! We have many more great paper plate crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!

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