Do you have a lover of everything space? Introduce them to a world of crafting fun with these space crafts for kids. They will love creating things totally space-related!
Space Crafts for Kids
- Yellow, Gold, Orange, Green, Red, Blue Cardstock
- Star paper punch
- 1 ½ inch circle punch
- 2 inch circle punch
- Wooden dowel
To make this fun space craft project you will want to get all your supplies ready.
- First, you will want to cut Mercury and Mars with the 1 ½ inch circle punch. Cut two for each planter.
- Next, you will use your 2-inch circle to cut out Venus, Earth, Neptune, and Uranus. Cut two for each planet.
- Next cut out the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn. You can freehand these or trace a circular object the size that you want. Be sure to cut two of each.
- Use the star punch to cut out a bunch of stars.
- Cut 9 pieces of twine about 18 inches long.
- Tie each piece to your wooden dowel.
- Connect each one of the stars and planets to the twine at various levels. To connect it, glue one side of the planet or star and attach the other planet or star (remember we cut two of each out?)
- At the end of each twine, string attach a star to finish it off. You can cut these all different lengths.
There you have it! A perfect space craft to display on the wall!
This is a fun space craft for kids of all ages, I love that it teaches kids about star consolations through art.
- To begin, have your child pick a favorite star consolation.
- Once they choose one, have them arrange the star stickers on the black construction paper according to the consolation.
- Then have let them draw with the white chalk the stars together to form the consolation.
If your child really loves space, they can make every consolation and hang it on their wall in their room.
- Black construction paper
- White cardstock or thicker paper
- White paint
This space craft for kids is fun because it allows kids to use their imagination as to what they think each planet looks like.
- Before you begin you will want to gather all your supplies.
- Next, take your q-tip and dip it in the white paint.
- Have them make “stars” all over the black paint. They can make as many or as few as they want. Set aside to dry.
- While this is drying, draw a big circle on the white paper. I usually like to trace a plate so that I can have a nice circle.
- Then have your child decide which planet they will create.
- Let them watercolor within the circle their planet.
- Once they are done, let it sit and dry.
- After it is dry, cut out and glue onto the black construction.
- You have now created a planet with stars all around it!
- Of course, your child can continue creating the whole solar system by making more planets.
This spaceship project will require a little bit of adult help if you are making it with younger kids.
- To begin you will want to lay newspaper on the table because this project will be a bit messy.
- Next, you will want to cut your styrofoam cup. To do this, you will cut down one side about 1 ½ inches and then cut around the whole circle. Once cut you should have about a 2-inch cup.
- Now that this is cut, paint your two plates and your styrofoam cup with your silver paint. When painting your plates you want to paint the backside of the plate (so not the side you eat on) Set this aside until it is good and dry.
- Once dry, glue the two paper plates together so that the silver-painted sides are both facing out.
- Attach the styrofoam cup to the top of the spaceship in the middle of the plate.
- Now attach jewels to the border of the plate as well as the cup to create your very own spaceship.
Your kids will love flying these around the house!
Foil Painted Moons
This is a fun space craft project for smaller kids as it doesn’t require much assembly.
- To create this foil painted moon, start by drawing a circle on the white piece of paper.
- Then on a plate, put some silver paint on it.
- Take your foil and crunch it up into a ball.
- Then dip your foil into your paint and then dab it on the circle you drew.
- Repeat this process until all the moon is covered by dabbing the foil. Set aside to dry.
- While drying, take your q-tip dip it in some white paint and make some stars on the black construction paper to make stars. Let this dry.
- Cut out your moon and glue it to your black sheet of paper and now you have created a really cool moon art to display on the wall or fridge.
- Cream of tarter
- Vegetable oil
- Black gel food coloring
- Blue glitter
- Pink glitter
- Black glitter
- Silver glitter
If you have a true space fan in the house then they will love creating galaxy playdoh with you. This playdoh is soft and moldable and hands-down great to work with. To find out how to make galaxy playdoh visit Days of a Domestic Dad for the full recipe!
There you have it! The best space crafts for kids! Tell us which crafts your kids love to create so we can add them to the list!
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