Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

This fun toilet paper roll rocket craft is the perfect craft to do during any space unit at school or for a fun project at home. Your kids will love using their imagination as they zoom these to the moon! 

Toilet Paper Rocket Craft

If you are like me you always have several empty toilet paper rolls sitting around your house week after week. I hate to just throw them away though, so I try to save a bunch of them for fun craft projects with the kids. 

Recently my kids have been obsessed with space and for good reason, so we decided to create this fun toilet paper rocket craft so they can blast off to the moon on their next imaginary adventure. 

Be sure to download the template for this craft at the end of the post! 

Ready For More Space Adventure crafts? Try these!

  • Rocket Papercraft
  • Papercraft astronaut 
  • Planet Cards

Supplies:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft supplies
  1. Colored paper
  2. Toilet paper roll 
  3. Craft glue
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors
  6. Template (Download below)

Directions to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

Step 1:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft first step with cut outs

Select a piece of colored paper for the rocket craft. Use yellow and orange for the flame patterns and select a different color for the rest of the project. Trace and cut out the patterns nicely. 

Step 2:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft step two

Stick the flame cutouts together, the small cutout on the medium cutout, and then the medium cutout on the big cutout. Stick the small round cutouts on the relatively big round cutouts; these are the windows of the rocket. 

Step 3:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft step three with toilet paper roll

Wrap the toilet paper roll with a piece of craft paper. 

Step 4:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

Stick round window cutouts on the toilet paper roll, one under the other one. Stick the flame cutout on the bottom side of the roll, gluing the flame pattern towards the inner side of the roll. 

Step 5: 

Grab the stand cutouts and attach them with the roll by inserting the slits through the roll from the bottom end. 

Step 6:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft bottom

Check if the toilet paper roll can be placed straight up on the stands. 

Step 7:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft top pattern

Prepare the cone template pattern. 

Step 8:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft rocket cone top

Roll the cone template to create a cone. Apply glue at the open ends to secure the cone pattern. 

Step 9:

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft finish photo

Attach the paper cone on the top end of the toilet paper roll rocket pattern to complete the craft. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • This is a fun project for 6 year olds and above with supervision. If younger children would like to build one, you might want to precut the pieces for them. 
  • Get creative! You can easily decorate your rocket ship however you would like once it is together. 
  • Be sure to encourage your kids to use their imaginations as they play with their rocket ships once they are built and put together. 

More Fun Space Ideas

Space is one of those things that I don’t think anyone ever gets sick of. To this day my family and I love to go outside at night and look at the stars and try to find the constellations. As a family, go outside and see what constellations you can spot. 

If you live close enough, plan a trip to NASA or turn on the NASA channel, let your kids see what a real spaceship is like. 

Another great space project is to create a sensory bin with the kids. Put in small planets, spaceships, and other space objects for them to dig through rice and find. 

Don’t forget to read about space! Grab There’s No Place Like Space All About Our Solar System” for younger kids and then for older kids who are really into space they will love the Space book by Smithsonian for an up-close amazing look into space! 

Check out these other great craft projects for kids!

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This fun toilet paper roll rocket craft is the perfect craft to do during any space unit at school or for a fun project at home. Your kids will love using their imagination as they zoom these to the moon! 

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Template

Instructions

Step 1:

Select a piece of colored paper for the rocket craft. Use yellow and orange for the flame patterns and select a different color for the rest of the project. Trace and cut out the patterns nicely. 

Step 2:

Stick the flame cutouts together, the small cutout on the medium cutout and then the medium cutout on the big cutout. Stick the small round cutouts on the relatively big round cutouts; these are the windows of the rocket. 

Step 3:

Wrap the toilet paper roll with a piece of craft paper. 

Step 4:

Stick round window cutouts on the toilet paper roll, one under the other one. Stick the flame cutout on the bottom side of the roll, gluing the flame pattern towards the inner side of the roll. 

Step 5: 

Grab the stand cutouts and attach them with the roll by inserting the slits through the roll from the bottom end. 

Step 6:

Check if the toilet paper roll can be placed straight up on the stands. 

Step 7:

Prepare the cone template pattern. 

Step 8:

Roll the cone template to create a cone. Apply glue at the open ends to secure the cone pattern. 

Step 9:

Attach the paper cone on the top end of the toilet paper roll rocket pattern to complete the craft. 

Notes

  • This is a fun project for 6-year-olds and above with supervision. If younger children would like to build one, you might want to precut the pieces for them. 
  • Get creative! You can easily decorate your rocket ship however you would like once it is together. 
  • Be sure to encourage your kids to use their imaginations as they play with their rocket ships once they are built and put together. 

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