This paper astronaut craft is perfect for your little space fan! All you need is craft sticks & color paper and you’re all set to take a trip to outer space!
I remember when I was young and we were asked in class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers were often doctor, engineer, teacher, and for some of the more daring souls, policeman, and fireman! However, ask the same question today and you’ll get some amazingly varied responses – YouTuber, travel vlogger, graphic designer, and for the more daring ones, astronaut!
It’s wonderful isn’t it, how our kids have grown to realize that they can become anything they want and that nothing is going to hold them back. Becoming an astronaut isn’t as impossible as it seemed decades ago, and today’s kids actually spend time on NASA’s website and stay updated about the latest discoveries. I admit, even as an adult, I am not that up to date!
With National Astronaut Day coming up on 5th May, it’s the perfect time to encourage any budding astronauts in your home and to get all kids interested in outer space. National Astronaut Day was started in 2016 to commemorate the first space trip of an American astronaut, Alan Shepard.
If you’re a fan of Dr. WHO, you’ll also be interested to know that 23rd April is Impossible Astronaut Day – another reason to celebrate! And we’ve got the perfect way to do it – with a cute paper astronaut craft for kids!
Quick and Easy Paper Astronaut Craft For Kids
- Popsicle Sticks
- Craft paper in different colors
- Glue stick
How to make the Paper Astronaut Craft:
1. Download and print the paper astronaut craft template. The template includes parts for the astronaut’s helmet, arms, hands. body, ears, hair face and decorative stripes.
3. You probably have multiple stripes at this point, so separate them into ones meant for the legs, arms and body.
4. Start assembling the individual parts of the astronaut suit. Stick the face on the helmet and the ears on either side. Stick the broad stripes on the body and legs. Attach the feet to the legs with the glue.
5. Time to put everything together! Stick the helmet on top and the arms on either side.
6. All that’s left are the finishing touches! Stick on the little strips to make our paper astronaut craft look smart!
7. Stick the paper astronaut craft on a Popsicle stick. Finish it up by giving our little astronaut some personality – add some facial details, and don’t forget a smile!
Wait, we’re not done yet! Cut out some grey circles of different shades to create a moon, and stick it on a Popsicle stick – now the astronaut looks truly happy!
There are so many ways you can use this little paper astronaut craft, like in a puppet show. I love the idea of making astronauts from different nations by changing the color of the suit to match the country’s flag. These would match perfectly with our alien spaceship craft and you can make things more exciting by bringing in some superhero puppets into the mix!
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