20 Outer Space Crafts for Kids to Make and Learn

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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 Outer Space art ideas for Kids & even throwing them a Outer Space Themed party and now with some 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

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

1. Galaxy Snow Globes

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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.

2. DIY Rocket Corner Bookmark

Reading takes you places and now you can take that trip on a rocket! Make this bright and colorful Rocket Corner Bookmark with supplies you already have.

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.

3. Simple Space Rocket Craft

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

4. Space Themed Wreaths

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’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!

5. Solar System Bingo

Let the kids truly appreciate our planet by understanding it's position in space, all thanks to this Free Printable Solar System Bingo game!

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!

6. Recycled CD Planet

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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.

7. Plastic Egg Alien Craft

Got plastic eggs leftover from Easter? Turn them into cute aliens with our Plastic Egg Alien Craft! Add googly eyes, pom poms, a pipe cleaner & you're done!

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!

8. Space Sun Catchers

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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 spacecraft!

9. DIY Moon Rocks

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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, but the craters also look quite realistic!

11. Counting On Planet Puzzles

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

12. Paper Rocket Craft

Teach your kids to dream big with the help of a Paper Rocket Craft that'll inspire them to chase their dreams & soar high! Free Printable Template included.

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

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’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

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

15. Galaxy Play Dough

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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.

16. Cardboard Tube Aliens

Make these cute cardboard tube aliens with brightly colored paper and huge googly eyes! Perfect Halloween craft for kids, or even if you have a space fan at home!

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!

17. Constellation Geo Boards

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

18. Space Shuttle Craft

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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.

19. Outer Space Sensory Bin

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

20. Constellation Cards

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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.

Learn about the planets, galaxies and more with these awesome Outer Space Crafts for Kids! Perfect for Show and Tell or summer STEAM projects!

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!

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  1. My kids aren’t into space yet, but I’ve got this page a couple others bookmarked for the future! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. I was looking for an activity book for my nephew who is into outer space stuff and loves making things this stuff is brilliant and really good fun i just wish i could buy it in book form.please write a book!

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