Books about space, learning about space, special events such as World Space Week… there is inevitably going to be a reason to do some fun space crafts in the classroom… and this super adorable astronaut craft for kids is the cutest! We had to share this super simple craft activity after discovering the beautiful children’s book – ‘Give me Some Space!’ by Philip Bunting which has been chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime 2021.

Astronaut Craft Activity for Kids

The perfect craft activity to do after reading a book like ‘Give me Some Space!’

Astronaut Craft for Kids

What you need:

  • 2 paper plates per student
  • silver paint
  • nuts and bolts
  • photo of each student cut out
  • hot glue gun
  • PVA glue
  • hole punch and string (if you want to hang them up).
Astronaut craft for kids

The best part about this craft is it’s easy and you don’t need to go searching high and low for materials!

How to make our cute astronaut craft:

  1. Take photos of each of your students and have them printed out ready to go – this will save you a lot of time if you can do this before the craft session.
  2. Provide each student with two paper plates and have them cut out a smaller circle from one of the paper plates (following the crease is the best bet!)
  3. Use silver paint to paint the bottom side of the cut-out plate and the middle of the top side of the full plate.
  4. We added some nuts and bolts using a hot glue gun to the astronaut helmet adding an extra dimension to the craft activity.
  5. Students glue their photo on top of the full painted plate (in the middle).
  6. Then glue the paper plate that has the hole cut out upside down on top of the bottom plate (it will all make sense once you check out the photo).

Space Activity for Kids

If you’re looking for something a little more space-themed – you might like to check out our blog all about How to Make Sensory Space Station.

This is the perfect invitation to play for early learners!

Sensory Space Station

Use marbles and space words to create a wonderful space-themed invitation to play in your classroom.

Left it a little late and looking for an even easier astronaut craft activity to use in the classroom? Download our black and white version of our Astronaut Template and have students colour in the astronaut. They can then stick their photo inside the helmet of this template.

We’d love to see your creations! Share them over on our Teacher Talk Facebook group.

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