Rocket picture

Build A Rockin’ Rocket Craft For Kids

This Rockin’ Rocket paper craft is out of this world and your kids will love it.  I’m sorry it had to be said.

Rocket paper craft blue and red

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Kids love rockets, I completely understand they are super cool. Rockets are an amazing invention, an amazing show of human creativity! We started with a question “I wonder what’s out there” and we ran with it.

It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we try (and fail) and keep trying until we get it right.

Real rockets are amazing and make a great craft, not only will your rocket be fun to make but there are so many cool facts and jokes about space. 

rocket, space, earth

While you make this craft you can share some of the facts and jokes I’ve found.  Adding those easy little things to your craft time can make the time with your kiddos that much more special.

The little things can make the best memories!

Rocket Facts

In 1942 the Germans launched a V2 missile, which was the first rocket that could get high enough to reach space.

The Explorer 1 was the USA’s first successfully launched satellite on January 31, 1958.

rocket flying

Alan Shepard was one of seven men on the first US rocket sent into space with people on board. He was a US navy test pilot before he joined the astronaut program.

A rocket can reach a speed of 15,000 miles per hour in as little as eight minutes. WOW

Rocket Paper Craft Options

Did you know that it also helps with critical thinking?  When making their craft they have to make decisions on what colors they should use for what piece.  They must think about what piece goes where to make their craft.

This Rocket craft is a simple easy craft for younger kids.  If you scroll down you will find the instructions, but If you would rather use a template to make your rocket we have A Rockin’ Rocket Craft Template.

Rocket craft with red and gray

The Rockin’ Rocket paper craft Template includes…

  • Black and white template just Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored) just Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • A Rocket Coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11  Rocket craft poster

Supplies For Making A Rocket

colored paper, glue and scissor for craft

How To Make Your Very Own Rocket Paper Craft

Rocket instructions

Step 1


  • Make a long oval with gray paper

Step 2


  • Make a crescent with blue paper
  • Make a long oval with blue paper
  • Glue crescent to gray oval, set aside the blue paper oval

Step 3

Nose cone & Bottom

  • Make a tall trapezoid for the bottom with red paper
  • Make a triangle for the nose cone with red paper
  • Glue the trapezoid over the crescent
  • Glue the blue oval on the trapezoid

Step 4


  • Make a circle out of red paper
  • Make a smaller circle with white paper

Rocket Jokes

  1. Why did Mickey go to space?
    • to find Pluto
  2. Why did the alien go to the doctor?
    • because he looked a little green
  3. How do you organize a space party?
    • You planet

I hope you enjoy your rockin’ rocket paper craft made fun and easy.

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