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.
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
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
- 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.
Now, for the rocket, glue the nose cone on the top. Glue the fin on the bottom.
Glue the flame on the bottom of the fin. And then glue the window in the middle part of the rocket.
Glue the rest of the fins on two sides of the rocket. Trace, cut, and assemble the spaceship, as well.
Then, glue a craft stick to the back of both the rocket and the spaceship.
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 out the circular blue background to fit inside paper plate.
Use the star paper punch to make white stars. Or draw and cut them out. Glue the stars to the blue background.
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!