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Space Shuttle Picture

This three-dimensional space shuttle picture involves a number of fun and absorbing steps, making it a great ‘quiet time’ or rainy day activity.

Books you might like to read with this craft:

Jed and the Space Bandits by Jean Marzollo

This Place Has No Atmosphere by J Danz

Zoom, Zoom We’re Off to the Moon by Gerald Hawksley

Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Commander Toad and the Space Pirates by Jane Yolen 

Other Space crafts to make storytime more fun:

Recycled Robot


Free printable space shuttle picture project sheet
Black cardboard
Coloured cardboard
Curling ribbon (or cellophane)


Click on Printables and print the the space shuttle pattern onto thin card.

Decorate the shuttle shape as you wish.

Cut out the shuttle and fold in the wings along the dashed lines.

Tape on some curling ribbon to the underside of the shuttle to make 'flames'.

Apply glue to the underside of the wings and paste the shuttle onto black cardboard, forming a cylinder in the process. See the picture below.

Add stars, planets and other spacecraft as you wish.

This project reprinted courtesy of Kids Craft Weekly.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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