Get kids’ imaginations running wild with this simple space shuttle paper craft.
Way back in 2012, when we still lived in Massachusetts and my oldest child was five years old, Mike made this cute paper shuttle with the kids over New Years’.
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They rolled a sheet of paper for the body, traced a saucer to make the cone (you only need a quarter circle to make a cone, but they used the full circle and doubled over), and cut small triangles for the base. Emma drew the entire family as astronauts!
Anna’s Space Shuttle Craft
Then, in 2020, my then-8-year-old daughter Anna was looking through my blog for activity ideas. That’s one great win of having a blog like this! When the kids say, “What can I do?” I send them here for ideas.
Anna found this post, and made her own version of this same craft. As before, she rolled a sheet of paper for the body. I think she just shaped and cut the top rather than tracing a saucer. And she made flames coming out of the bottom (blue flames, because blue flame is hot!) by cutting the paper and rolling it around the base. Always the artist, she also added some extra decor.
I love her colorful version, and that she made it her own while holding true to the original idea.
Do your kids love the idea of space travel? Please share photos if you make this craft!
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