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Spaceship Making Activity for preschoolers

After viewing the Space-X launch with my son it has been on my mind to do a Rocketship activity with him. So finally today we got to it. I was saving a long piece of cardboard forever for this!

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Materials needed:

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors / knife (box cutter preferred)

  • Hot glue gun

  • Acrylic paint + brushes

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Play-Doh

  • Paper & pencil


  1. First we drew a design of the rocket on paper

2. Then we built a prototype of the rocket with Play-Doh.

3. And finally we built a cut out of a rocket from the cardboard boxes.

Steps to built the Rocket:

  1. Cut out a cardboard in shape of a rocket. Cut out 2 holes in the middle. Line the holes with Aluminum foil.

  2. Color the Nose and fins of the rocket red, & the body yellow.

  3. Cut out a round piece of paper to show Moon & color it grey.

  4. Color a Rectangular sheet of paper Blue to depict the sky.

  5. We also made a NASA sticker for our rocket(optional).

Recommended materials for introducing kids to Space:

  1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

  2. Space coloring book for kids

  3. Space Sticker book

  4. Space shuttle

Learning points from the lesson:

  1. The nose of the rocket is pointy so that air does not slow down the rocket.

  2. The fins in the rocket are for stability & to control direction.

  3. The first Rocket was launched by Germany in 1942.

Hope you enjoyed the activity as much as we did! Have fun building a Rocket.

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