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

finished toilet paper roll rocket craft

Who doesn’t have toilet paper tubes lying around? I hate to just throw them away though, so I try to save a bunch of them for fun craft projects with the kids like my Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft or even our Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 Craft!

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! 

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Supplies

supplies including scissors, grey paper, pencil, toilet paper roll, colors of paper
  1. Colored paper
  2. Toilet paper roll 
  3. Craft glue
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors
  6. Template

Printable Template

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Directions to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

  • 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. 
Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft first step with cut outs
  • 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. 
Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft step three with toilet paper roll
  • Wrap the toilet paper roll with a piece of craft paper. 
paper roll with grey paper covering and orange and yellow paper flames out of end
yellow and orange paper flames and blue circles
  • 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. 
rocket with paper flames and blue fins
  • Grab the stand cutouts and attach them to the roll by inserting the slits through the roll from the bottom end. 
rocket completed, standing on end
  • Check if the toilet paper roll can be placed straight up on the stands. 
red tip of rocket
  • Prepare the cone template pattern. 
red top folded into a cone
  • Roll the cone template to create a cone. Apply glue at the open ends to secure the cone pattern. 
Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft finish photo
  • Attach the paper cone to 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. 

Space Rocket Activity Book for The Classroom or Home Use

Looking for a fun and educational activity book for your classroom? Check out this space rocket activity book! It is packed with activities that will help your students learn about space. The fun illustrations and activities will keep students engaged while they learn.

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, to 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! 

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Ship

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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