Since it’s “Planet Earth and Outer Space Week” in our house, we capped things off with a fun Rocket Ship Craft for Kids. Gibbs was excited about this one!
If my boys are going to do crafts, it probably goes without saying that they get way more excited about building rocket ships than they do about making paper flowers! If you have a little guy in your house, this is the activity for him…
We started with just a few supplies:
– A tube from a roll of paper towels
– Some cardboard triangles cut from the top of a box
– A circle cut out of paper (about 4.5-inches in diameter)
– Star stickers for decorating (optional)
– Silver spray paint
-An exact-o knife
I cut out the triangles for the bottom of the rocket and the circle for the top in advance. I cut slits in each triangle so that they could easily slide onto the bottom of the paper tube. I also cut a slit to the center of the circle so that I could shape it into a cone for the top of the rocket.
Once the parts were all ready to go, Gibbs and Keith went to work with the spray paint.
I think that this was his favorite part. Is there a little boy out there who doesn’t think that spray paint is cool?
Once the paint was dry, we just assembled the rocket with some clear tape on top, added some stars for decoration, and it was time for blast off!