Your kids will love creating this Astronaut Papercraft Puppet. With just a few materials that you probably have around your home, you can create this puppet. As you do, your child’s imagination will take flight. What a great learning opportunity to introduce your children to the many mysteries of space!
Astronaut Papercraft Puppet
My family loves going to the Kennedy Space Center and seeing the rockets up close. Seeing their eyes light up from all of the possibilities surrounding them brings joy to my heart. So they loved this astronaut papercraft puppet, especially when paired with their toilet paper roll rockets!
Your kids will love this simple craft that is perfect for little people with big imaginations. You’ll be surprised how fast some pieces of paper turn into a whole new world!
How to Make an Astronaut Papercraft Puppet
- Colored papers
- Popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
Start by choosing colored papers for the papercraft astronaut. You will need four colors; a light color for the suit, a dark color for the suit, a color for the hair, and a color for the skin. Trace the patterns on the selected colored papers and cut them out.
Grab your glue and start assembling the pieces together. Attach the glove cutouts to the arm cutouts. Glue the ear-plug cutouts on both sides of the helmet cutout. Next, attach the hair cutout on the top side of the head piece. Then glue the boot cutouts on top of the boot section of the astronaut suit cutout.
Glue the head piece in the middle of the helmet cutout. Attach your cutout strips along the mid part of the astronaut suit (around the neck and waist areas), horizontally.
Next, attach the helmet to the top side of the suit pattern. Then glue the arms on both sides of the suit.
Now use the glue to attach the smaller strips along the top straight ends of the boots and the gloves (to cover the ankles and wrists).
Grab your sharpie and draw the eyes, nose, and mouth of the papercraft astronaut. Finally, glue the completed astronaut to a popsicle stick and enjoy your completed puppet!
Tips and Tricks
- Allow your kids to choose the colored papers to create a customized astronaut that is uniquely theirs.
- Pull out crayons or markers and encourage your kids to get creative with decorating their puppets.
More Astronaut Papercraft Puppet Ideas
Check out the Rocket Launch Schedule and take your family, along with their new puppet, to see a launch! This is an experience your kids will always remember. It is also a fun way to actively participate in history!
I know my kids always love any excuse to stay up after bedtime. Create memories by making an exception and going out with the kids after dark to look at the stars. Be sure you preplan the perfect spot to get a great view. You do not want to be in a wooded area or a place that has lots of lights! Be sure to grab your telescope for an even better experience.
I have fond memories as a child going out with my grandparents to stargaze. Rocket launches are a great memory for you to share with your kids. I promise you will cherish those memories forever.
If you prefer to stay in, make some memories at storytime by reading about space. My children especially love learning from The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space!
Also, get creative by using this Salad Spinner Art (a low mess method) and adapting it to look like a galaxy full of stars. Use blue, black, pink, green, and purple paint then add flecks of white (using a toothbrush or paintbrush) as the stars.
If your kid loves space be sure to check out these other Space Crafts:
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