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This Simple Rocket Space Craft for Kids will keep students entertained and engaged with plenty of creative play! Students can work on developing fine motor skills and following directions to create their own unique space rockets. It would be a fun addition to a space, moon, or star-themed unit for Kindergartners!
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Simple Rocket Space Craft for Kids
This simple craft project is a clever way to use up those leftover plastic eggs from Easter time. It uses recyclables and other readily available materials you may have on hand in your home or classroom. Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Gather Your Materials
To make a simple space rocket craft of your own, you will need:
- Cardboard tubes
- Paint or markers
- Plastic eggs
- Wooden clothespins
- Paint brushes
- Tissue paper and/or battery-powered tea lights (optional)
Step 2 – Decorate Your Rocket
Invite students to use paint or markers to decorate their rockets however they would like. Star foil stickers are another fun option for this project!
Teacher Tip: For a classroom project, you may want to have the students paint the cardboard tubes one day, then finish decorating with markers and building their space rockets another day. This would allow the paint to dry completely. If you are short on time, another option would be to skip the painting altogether and decorate with markers and/or stickers only.
Step 3 – Build Your Space Rocket
Once the decorating is complete, it is time to build your rocket! To begin, invite students to insert a plastic egg into the cardboard tube to form the top of the rocket.
As an optional step, students can use tape to add strips of tissue paper to the inside of the bottom of the tube for flames. (If desired, add a battery-powered tea light to the bottom for a fun space rocket night light option.)
Next, add three wooden clothespins to form the rocket boosters. Clothespin activities are some of my student’s favorites and I love that they are great practice for fine motor skills!
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Step 4 – Time to Play!
This space craft provided tons of fun and entertainment for my students after we finished our space unit. They loved storing small figurines or erasers in the eggs so their toys could take a trip into outer space.
Hooray for craft projects that inspire lots of imaginative play time fun!
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