Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!
If you’re a parent, it’s likely your child has asked you at least once – “how many stars are there in the sky?” That’s the magic of the great space beyond – it’s so mysterious, and so attractive!
When we were kids, we spent many days lying out on the grass and staring up into the sky. Kids these days may not have that opportunity, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have questions about what’s up there. Let’s tap into their interest and curiosity to encourage them to learn more about outer space – with the help of crafts!
Here are 20 outer space crafts for kids that are as amazing as they look. Use these to learn about rockets, space ships, the moon, galaxies, constellations and so much more. The more they learn, the more our kids will realize there is to explore!
20 Outer Space Crafts for Kids to Make and Learn
Figment Creative Labs brings us a craft that’ll give kids a peek into the grand beauty of space. These snow globes also help kids learn about density and why oil and water don’t mix.
Got your summer reading all planned out? Make this journey a spectacular one with these cute rocket corner bookmarks! These also make great back to school gifts for friends.
This craft from The Kindergarten Connection is the perfect recycled craft post Easter, since you can make use of those empty plastic eggs! Add some toilet rolls and you have some amazing little rockets to play with!
If you’ve got little ones who love everything space but aren’t that informed about planets and things, encourage their interest with this easy space wreath from 3 Dinosaurs. With craft paper and paper plates, you’re good to go!
This free printable game is perfect for little astronauts to learn the names of the various parts of the solar system as well as their characteristics – all while playing!
Old CDs come in handy for so many fun projects, and this CD planet from Kristen Hewitt is no different! But this isn’t a 2 dimensional craft – with Styrofoam halves, this turns into a 3 D model of planet Saturn.
If you’ve got more plastic eggs leftover, use them to make these adorable plastic egg aliens. Make sure to have tack its on hand so that you can make sure your aliens don’t keep wobbling!
These stained glass painted sun catchers from Adventure in a Box are just gorgeous! And since the sun is also a part of space, this craft is an all rounded space craft!
What do rocks on the moon look like? As you explore the answer to this question, have some hands on fun with these DIY moon rocks from The Crafting Chicks! Compare them to pictures of actual moon rocks on the internet.
10. Tin Foil Moon
This is one of the easiest space projects ever! Check out the project at Make Film Play where coins are used in a rubbing technique to create the craters. Not only is the technique fun to do, the craters look quite realistic!
This project from The Kindergarten Connection helps kids learn in many ways. They can of course, learn about the planet’s name and it’s color, but it also promotes learning of numbers and spellings as well!
There are hardly any kids who aren’t intrigued by rockets, whatever age they may be! So make the most of this interest and learn about rockets with an easy and colorful paper rocket craft.
13. DIY Space Mobile
If you’ve got a fresh bunch of craft punches and want an easy craft to test them all, this space mobile from Honey Bear Lane is perfect for you! Get good quality card stock and you’ll have a lovely piece of wall decor too!
14. Straw Rockets
Want to simulate a rocket launch at home without spending anything? Try out this fun project from Pink Stripey Socks! You can draw your own rockets and pick up any straws and you’re all set for some fun rocket play!
Isn’t this galaxy play dough mesmerizing to look at? Kids Activities Blog shows us how easy it is to make this play dough out of basic pantry supplies along with glitter and food coloring.
Put those empty cardboard tubes to good use by making these cardboard tube aliens! Bright and cheery, these visitors from another planet are here to extend a hand of friendship!
There are some crafts that just knock your socks off, and this one from Babble Dabble Do is one of them! The geo board template is available for download and the rest of the project is just genius!
Toilet rolls come to the rescue again, as they turn into mini space shuttles, just right for action figures to sit in and take off! You can adjust the size of the seat to the size of the figures or dolls you have.
Why should toddlers and preschoolers feel left out while their older siblings are learning all about planets and galaxies? This sensory bin from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude should keep them occupied without deviating from the theme!
These constellation cards are a great way to learn about constellations while also creating unique and pretty greeting cards! Little Fish Blog uses holiday-themed designs, but you can try and recreate real constellations on the cards.
Avoid overkill by doing all these at once. Whether it’s galaxies or constellations or the solar system, each topic is quite vast, so it’s best to tackle one at a time so your child has enough space (pun intended) to explore to her heart’s content. You can even set up an outer space party using some of these ideas, so kids can have fun that’s out of this world!