Paper Plate Space Craft for Kids

Is your little one's biggest dream to become an astronaut? Our Paper Plate Space Craft for Kids is guaranteed to make kids have endless fun! Thanks to our space template the steps to do this craft are very simple and the result is adorable.

Scroll down for our free Space Craft Template and instructions below!

paper plate space craft for kids

NASA-lovers are going to be over the moon making this paper plate space craft. It's also a wonderful opportunity to teach children a little bit about how space exploration works and a few fun facts about outer space and rockets.

We have some fun solar system activities for kids available in the Messy Little Monster shop along with outer space playdough mats and space color by number sheets.

Another fun outer space activity kids might like to try is our space themed moon dough activity.  Little ones will also love our outer space Planet Craft and Rocket crafts are always fun too! 

Interested in other crafts made with paper plates? Check out our 17 Adorable Paper Plate Animal Craft and watch out... more space crafts coming soon!

Paper Plate Space Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Space Craft Supplies:

  • Paper Plate. 
  • Colorful Craft Paper. 
  • Scissors.
  • Paper Glue.
  • Colorful Marker Pens. 

Paper Plate Space Craft Instructions:

space craft for kids

How to make a paper rocket

paper plate space craft supplies

STEP 1: Gather your supplies.

To start with this craft session, get your supplies ready to go. Download and print out our space craft template, from there use scissors to cut all the pieces for the rocket that you will need for this paper plate craft.

rocket template

STEP 2: Glue the first pieces together.

Get your red triangular piece on one end of your rectangular piece and glue them together with a bit of regular glue. 

how to make a paper rocket

STEP 3: Glue the red circle cutouts.

Then, take your red circle cut-out pieces and glue them to the rectangular piece. Align all the circles horizontally. 

rocket paper craft

STEP 4: Attach the fins.

Take the fins of the rocket and glue them on the bottom.

paper craft rocket

STEP 5:  Make the fire.

Attach the smaller cutout piece of the fire inside the bigger fire piece with a bit of glue. 

fire for rocket craft

STEP 6: Arrange and glue the fire.

Take the fire and glue it in between the rocket's fin, on the bottom of the rectangular cutout. 

paper rocket craft for kids

How to make a paper earth (make other planets in a similar way)

STEP 1: Cut out Earth pieces

Using scissors, cut all the pieces from the template to make your planet earth in coloured cardstock paper. 

earth craft template

STEP 2: Attach them.

With a bit of glue, attach the smaller pieces of green paper inside the bigger blue circle and allow for everything to dry. While this dries, continue with the other pieces from the template following the same steps. 

paper earth craft

How to make a space background on a paper plate

Cut out your dark green cardstock paper, using the paper plate inside's size as a reference. Then, glue your circle to the inside of your paper plate. 

paper plate outer space craft

paper plate space craft

How to put your paper plate space craft together

Make the rest of the planets, cut out the stars, and arrange them inside the paper plate. Use the image below as a guide, but don't feel you need to follow our example exactly, mix it up a little and make it your own. 

paper plate craft - space craft for kids

Isn't this spacecraft adorable? We had so much fun making! It's actually a great craft for any birthday parties with space or NASA-themed decor or even to hang in your kids' room if they're skyrocket fans! 


To download these paper plate space craft template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: space. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

space craft template

Have fun making this fun paper plate space craft for kid! 

Space craft for kids. Paper plate craft.

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