Cardboard Tube Rocket Ship Craft

Cardboard Tube Rocket Ship Craft
Step-by-step instruction crafts with children from rolls of toilet paper on the theme of space and rocket. Step 2

This Rocket Ship Craft is perfect for both boys and girls as space travel is in the forefront of everybody’s mind. Today’s young people look at space travel as a real possibility in their future and are excited to learn all there is to know as more and more information becomes available.


The space station has been continuously occupied since November 2000. An international crew of seven people live and work while traveling at a speed of five miles per second, orbiting Earth about every 90 minutes. In 24 hours, the space station makes 16 orbits of Earth, traveling through 16 sunrises and sunsets. Source: NASA – International Space Station Facts and Figures

  • White Paper for pattern
  • Small Cardboard Tube
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Small Clothes Pins
  • Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils (Optional)
  1. Print out the pattern on white paper
  2. Using the picture as a reference, cut out the various parts from construction paper. Use the hole punch to create the small dot decorations. Don’t be afraid to choose your own colors. If coloring your rocket, it is best to do it before cutting the pieces out.
  3. Wrap the rectangle piece around the cardboard tube and tape in place.
  4. Glue windows and decorations in place.
  5. Bend the half circle piece in the shape of a cone and glue. Use the small clothespins to hold until dry.
  6. While your cone is drying, cut slits on each side of the bottom of the rocket so you can slide the stabilizers in place.
  7. Glue fire pieces together and attach to the stabilizer.
  8. Place a thin line of glue around the top of the rocket body and add your nose cone and let dry. You are all set to let your imagination take you to outer space.
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