Free Printable Rocket Template Craft For Kids

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This free printable rocket template craft is so much fun for young children who love learning about outer space. 

Work on fine motor skills while tracing, cutting and gluing your own rockets together.

printable rocket template
printable rocket template

Printable Rocket Template Craft

Learning about the solar system and making space crafts is always a big hit with younger kids!

So, we wanted to create this free rocket ship template for kids to build their own rocket ships.

This simple activity involves tracing, cutting and assembling a fun rocket ship. 

Our paper rocket template craft is an educational activity that works on a wide range of skills including fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination, creativity and critical thinking.

This is one of those fun craft projects you can save for a rainy day at home or use as part of a space theme unit in the classroom.

Either way, we know it will be a fun activity for kids of all ages.

Continue reading to get step-by-step instructions and make your own paper rocket ship crafts.

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What You’ll Need

You’ll need very simple supplies to make this rocket ship craft. Here is what you should have handy: 

  • copy of our printable rocket template (the download link for the free template  as a pdf file is located at the bottom of this post)
  • printer and white printer paper for printing the free rocket template
  • pencil and eraser for tracing
  • construction paper or cardstock paper in a variety of colors for building your colorful craft rocket
  • black paper for your printable rocket ships background
  • scissors (we LOVE these child safety scissors from Amazon)
  • Glue stick
  • white paint (optional)

Making a Rocket Craft

This printable rocket template is a simple craft that is quick and easy to make.

Here are the detailed instructions your children should follow as they make this fun rocket craft.

printable rocket template

Step 1: use scissors to cut out each part of the rocket ship and accessories like show above. 

Step 2: trace each part of the rocket ship onto different colored craft papers. We used yellow to make our flame cutouts and circular window. While green, red and blue were used to build the different parts of our rocket. Any colors would work. So, let a child’s imagination pick their preferred colors. An easy way to complete this step is to have children use their non dominant pointer finger to hold down each section as they trace using a pencil.

Step 3: Using a glue stick, children need to glue their rocket ship back together on a black piece of paper. You can also use dark blue construction paper – the goal is to make the rocket look like it’s flying through the night sky. Children can glue their rocket ship in a variety of different angles – either making it look like their rocket is taking off or landing. There’s no perfect way.

printable rocket template
printable rocket template

Step 4: Glue stars and moon shapes to their rocket ship craft. If students prefer they can even use white paint and a paintbrush or tissue paper to make their night sky come to life.

Step 5: (Optional) If you plan to display these rocket ship crafts on a bulletin board in your classroom then make sure each child clearly writes their name on the back of the rocket or the bottom of the rocket ship.

Fun Space Adventure Books For Kids

Pair our rocket craft template with these interesting space themed books for children. Each fun space book below is a great way to learn more about our galaxy.

  • Roaring rockets– a book dedicated to explaining how rockets work to young children. From explaining how a big puff of air can make a rocket lift off to how they head back to earth. 
  • There’s No Place Like Space! – Laugh and learn with fun facts about the sun, the moon, the planets, constellations and astronauts!

Download & Print Instructions

printable rocket template

To download a copy of our printable rocket template please make sure that you have Adobe Acrobat installed or a similar pdf reader since the free printable template was created in pdf format.

To download, you’ll need to pop your email address into the form down below. From there, you’ll receive an email with the download link to get this free printable rocket template.

Each pdf file comes with a black and white rocket ship template, stars and a moon. 

This printable rocket template was created on regular paper – 8.5 x 11 standard size copy paper will work just fine to print the template.

Before printing, confirm that the printable rocket template fits nicely in the print space using print preview. Should you need to you can scale the printable rocket template up or down should it get cut off. 

More Kids Crafts

Mixed media giraffe craft – this fun mixed media craft uses scrap paper and craft supplies you have laying around. Pull out small pieces of leftover paper, bits of plastic pipette or tissue paper to inspire children to make this craft!

Cactus craft – these fun Cinco de Mayo inspired craft templates are a fun way to celebrate the victory at the battle of Puebla with kids on May 5th!

Surfboard craft – these summer themed activities are a great way to do some crafting during summer break. 

​More Free Printables For Kids

Birthday bingo – perfect for a birthday party this free printable bingo game is loads of fun for kids of all ages. Friends and family members will have so much fun playing bingo!

Free printable color by number pages – each color by number coloring page is a fun color code activity for young children.

We had so much fun creating this printable rocket template and craft.

Kids (and adults) are often fascinated with space exploration so we wanted to create a fun craft that could be used at home or in the classroom when children are working on a space unit.

​We’d love to see your finished rocket crafts!

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Children LOVE creating their own rockets using our free printable rocket template. This rocket ship craft activity is a fun choice at home or at school as part of a unit on space. Head on over to our website today to snag a free copy of this rocket template so you can make your very own rockethship craft!
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