Make A Space Rocket

A fun creative activity based on a space theme for older chidren.

You will need:

  • Kitchen roll or pringle tubes
  • Range of coloured paints
  • Glitter
  • Coloured streamers or strips of coloured paper
  • Tape or glue
  • Card


Cut out a circle of card and cut a slit from the edge into the centre, folding the circle around to make a cone big enough to cover the top of the tube, and fix in place. Tape or glue the cone to the tube before cutting out triangles of card half the height of the tube. Fold the longest edge of the triangle slightly enough to affix the wings to the tube.

Once assembled the children can paint the rockets in their own choice of colours and sprinkle with glitter if they wish while the paint is still wet. Leave to dry, before allowing the children to add any other details they want, such as decoration or squares of coloured paper to make windows or doors etc. Once completely dry fix yellow, red and orange streamers or strips of paper to the bottom of the rocket.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Personal and Social development
  • Language Literacy and Communication skills
  • Physical development
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  1. I just want to comment on what a wonderful site you have here..I run a home childcare and appreciate very much the many creative ideas you have posted on here. Our day`s are filled with so much more fun thanks to you.

    Thanking for the fun..
    M. Walsh and Kiddies…

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