Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft

Engage your kids’ minds – and curb boredom – with this easy Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft!  The kids have been so excited to make more spaced themed toilet paper roll crafts. Get ready to explore the galaxy and have fun with your kids are they use their imagination.

Toilet paper roll space satellite craft final image

Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft

The kids have been so excited to make more spaced themed toilet paper roll crafts. This space themed toilet paper roll craft is going to be the perfect addition to their already collection of space crafts. 

I have found that providing my kids with a variety of different, no cost, activities help stimulate their minds. Of course, I still hear the declarations of boredom, but the kids know where to turn for engagement. 

This toilet paper roll craft is so fun and different from the normal 2D crafts. My kids think it’s hilarious and fun to make something out of our old toilet paper rolls. This craft also pairs perfectly with the Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft

Supplies

Toilet paper roll space satellite craft supplies needed
  • Construction paper
  • Empty TP roll
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Cut out a piece of construction paper from a color of your choice to cover the TP roll. Trace the circumference of the roll on the same color of paper. Then, cut out the traced circle. Cut a small strip of paper also from the same color (make sure the dimensions of the strip are about 6 cm X 2 cm). Once you’ve cut out the strip, roll it into a cylinder shape. Next, you will glue the small cylinder on the center of the circle cutout.
  • Next, trace the template patterns on sheets of construction paper. You can choose which colors to use. The template includes the panel base, panels (the small squares), a dish cone, and a feed horn. I’m using golden glossy paper for the panels. 
  • Next, arrange six of the panels in two rows on one panel base. Once you have them in the right place, grab your glue stick and attach the panels to the panel base. Repeat with the other panel base and the remaining panels.  
  • Fold the small ends of the panel bases a centimeter in. Once you have created this tab on both panel bases, apply glue on them. At this time, you can also glue the round paper with the cylinder attached from step one on either open end of the TP roll. 
  • Attach the panel base cutouts on both sides of the TP roll. 
  • Once the panel bases are attached, you can move on to creating the dish cone. Start by tracing out the template for the dish cone on your desired color of construction paper. Once you’ve traced the pattern out, grab your scissors and cut the shape out.
  • Carefully roll the cone template and join the two open ends with glue to form the dish cone. You can also glue the antenna to the center of the dish cone at this time. 
  • Next, attach the point of the dish cone to the top of the cylinder that extends from the covered end of the TP roll.  
Final image of a Toilet paper roll space satellite craft on blue background.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you don’t have shiny paper but still want the shine, cut out the panels from aluminum foil! 
  • Grab some string and attach your finished satellites to the ceiling to mimic their flight.

More Ways To Have Fun With This Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft 

My kids learn much more thoroughly when we find hands-on learning experiences. That’s why we especially love visits to the Kennedy Space Center. Take your finished satellites along for the adventure and learn more about space together!

In addition to the rocket ship and the satellite, there are even more toilet paper projects to explore! Check these out.

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Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft final image

Engage your kids’ minds – and curb boredom – with this easy Toilet Paper Roll Satellite Craft!  The kids have been so excited to make more spaced themed toilet paper roll crafts. Get ready to explore the galaxy and have fun with your kids are they use their imagination.

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Empty TP roll
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Cut out a piece of construction paper from a color of your choice to cover the TP roll. Trace the circumference of the roll on the same color of paper. Then, cut out the traced circle. Cut a small strip of paper also from the same color (make sure the dimensions of the strip are about 6 cm X 2 cm). Once you’ve cut out the strip, roll it into a cylinder shape. Next, you will glue the small cylinder on the center of the circle cutout.
  • Next, trace the template patterns on sheets of construction paper. You can choose which colors to use. The template includes the panel base, panels (the small squares), a dish cone, and a feed horn. I’m using golden glossy paper for the panels. 
  • Next, arrange six of the panels in two rows on one panel base. Once you have them in the right place, grab your glue stick and attach the panels to the panel base. Repeat with the other panel base and the remaining panels.  
  • Fold the small ends of the panel bases a centimeter in. Once you have created this tab on both panel bases, apply glue on them. At this time, you can also glue the round paper with the cylinder attached from step one on either open end of the TP roll. 
  • Attach the panel base cutouts on both sides of the TP roll. 
  • Once the panel bases are attached, you can move on to creating the dish cone. Start by tracing out the template for the dish cone on your desired color of construction paper. Once you’ve traced the pattern out, grab your scissors and cut the shape out.
  • Carefully roll the cone template and join the two open ends with glue to form the dish cone. You can also glue the antenna to the center of the dish cone at this time. 
  • Next, attach the point of the dish cone to the top of the cylinder that extends from the covered end of the TP roll.  

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