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Shooting Star Craft DIY Instruction For Kids

Shooting Star Craft with step-by-step instructions to make with construction paper

Are you ready to make a super shooting star craft with your kids?

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Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, this shooting star craft will be perfect for you and your kids!

If you are a homeschool or classroom teacher, this would be a great addition to your planet or space unit studies. It makes a perfect paper craft to hang on your wall along with planets, sun and moon, and don’t forget your asteroid and spaceship.

Along with step-by-step instructions to make your own shooting star craft, we give you fun facts, funny jokes, and a surprise freebie at the end.

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Crafts are a great way to get little kids practicing those fine motor skills all while having fun.

To make this easier for your preschooler, you may want to do some of the cutting for them so their hands don’t get too tired out. It takes a lot of practice for kids to get their hand strength built up to cut a lot of templates.

Our crafts also allow you to work with your kids on shapes and colors, along with just having fun with crafts.

Space Fun Facts for Kids

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  • The Sun is the largest object in our solar system.
  • The hottest part of the Sun is its core, where temperatures top 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius)        
  • When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere (or that of another planet, like Mars) at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or “shooting stars” are called meteors.          

For more fun space facts to add to your craft time, check out NASA’s website.

Shooting Star Craft Options

Here at Mollers Makes It, we like to offer a couple of options for crafting. So, if you are super crafty, we offer step-by-step instructions to make this shooting star on your own.

But, if you are not a craft guru, or want a simple pattern set to cut and glue, then we have a template option for you.

Whatever your crafting skills we have a solution for you.

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The Shooting Star craft template includes…

  • 1 PDF file with 8 total pages
  • Size 8.5 X 11
  • Black and white template just Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored) just Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Shooting Star Coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 Shooting Star Craft poster

Supplies Needed

  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Template (optional)
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How To Make Your Shooting Star Craft

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Step 1

Shooting star tail

  • Cut out a green half crescent
  • Cut out a blue half crescent
  • Cut out a purple half crescent
  • Glue the blue crescent to the green
  • Glue the purple crescent to the blue

Step 2


  • Cut out a big gold Star
  • Glue to the shooting star trail

Step 3


  • Cut out 2 red hearts (eyes)
  • Mouth option 1: Draw a mouth with a black marker
  • Mouth option 2: Cut out mouth with black paper then glue to the star
  • Glue the eyes to the star

Ta Da, you should have yourself a super adorable shooting star ready to be displayed on your walls or fridge.

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Space Jokes For Kids

  • What does Earth say to tease the other planets?    
    • You guys have no life
  • How did the solar system hold up its pants? 
    • With an asteroid belt!
  • What do you call a crazy man in space? 
    • An astro-nut!

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    I hope you enjoy your shooting star craft made fun and easy!

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