Build A Rocket – An Out Of This World Craft

build a rocket craft printable cute space cut and paste for preschool and kindergarten

5,4,3,2,1 – it’s time to blast off with an out of this world activity – a super spacey build a rocket craft!

Like my other cut and paste crafts, it’s a simple activity that is great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!

This space themed activity is brilliant for preschool and kindergarten age children to use (although you may need to help them with the cutting…) because it’s so simple for them to put together!

And there’s a color and a black and white template – so your little learners can choose the colors and decorate their space rocket any way they desire.

And if you’re a teacher, this cut and paste space craft could also make a lovely activity for the classroom!

Other cut and paste crafts you may want to check out:

Or you can browse all the other printable cut and paste crafts here.

What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?

paper rocket template cut and paste space craft (preschool and kindergarten pdf)
There’s plain and color astronaut templates in the pack

When making this racing rocket, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:

  • Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
  • Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
  • Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.

This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.

How To Prepare This Build a Rocket Craft

First you’re going to want to download the rocket templates by clicking on the ‘click here for free printables’ image at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!

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Other materials you’ll need:

Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.

Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.

Then you can stick all the pieces together to make the rocket.

It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.

If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:

  1. Stick the nose onto the rocket’s body
  2. Stick the window on the body
  3. Stick the side wings to the back of the body
  4. Stick the rocket booster to the back of the body
  5. Stick the flames to the back of the booster
  6. Stick the front wing on the body/booster/flames

(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)

The finished one should look something like this- ta daa:

Make a rocket - simple craft for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten kids

5,4,3,2,1……… Blast off!

If you want to, you could always laminate the pieces before putting them together and use them as a puzzle. That way, the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.

I’ve also created even more cut and paste crafts which I will be releasing in the coming weeks (if you don’t want to miss them you can turn on notifications by clicking on the bell in the bottom right corner).

A few more simple crafts you may want to check out:

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FREE PRINTABLE BUILD A cat CRAFT cute kitten cut and paste craft

If you don’t have a laminator at home here’s an affordable and reliable one (definitely worth investing in if you plan to make a lot of printables!):

An affordable and reliable laminator

After that you’re all done!

Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!

But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build a Rocket Template!

black and white rocket template - and space coloring

I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their rocket in their own way!

So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!

I’d love to see what they create!

Grab the Build a Rocket Craft

You’ll need to sign up to receive the welcome email with your password, then head over to the printable library to grab whatever activities you’d like to do – there’s loads of crafts and educational printables!

To get access to both the printable rocket templates as well as all the other printables I’ve created click on the image below:


I hope your children enjoy making this simple space craft – be sure to check back in for more educational and free printables.

Until next time,

Let’s nurture those neurons!

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