Spaceship toddler craft

With Libby off school poorly the past few days, I’ve been looking for things to do that weren’t too energetic. Luckily our Bostik blogger craft box for the month arrived just in the nick of time. The theme this month was space and both girls wanted to make a spaceship. This is the perfect craft for children to do themselves. It’s also ideal for two children to work together, because the spaceship is made in two separate parts.

What you’ll need

Method

  • Put aprons or old clothes on the children and spread newspaper on the table
  • Paint the cardboard cone and the empty kitchen roll. I let the girls choose the colours themselves and use as many as they wanted. We went for sparkly paint because it looked a bit more spacey.

This spaceship is a simple and effective craft that toddlers can make themselves with great results. You'll only need a few cheap craft materials to get started, and children will be so proud of themselves for making something that looks fabulous.

This spaceship is a simple and effective craft that toddlers can make themselves with great results. You'll only need a few cheap craft materials to get started, and children will be so proud of themselves for making something that looks fabulous.

  • Leave them to dry
  • Decorate using stickers and fix other decorations on with glue dots or PVA glue. Lia got along best online pharmacy no prescription much better with the stickers because she could peel the backs off and stick them on herself. Libby needed a bit more of a challenge, so she used small sequins and spread PVA glue onto the areas where she wanted to stick them. She was then able to just press them straight on.
  • Stick the kitchen roll to the inside of the cone using Bostik white PVA glue.

This spaceship is a simple and effective craft that toddlers can make themselves with great results. You'll only need a few cheap craft materials to get started, and children will be so proud of themselves for making something that looks fabulous.

This was a super simple craft that the girls did pretty much by themselves. I’ve realised that the more I let them do it themselves, the easier crafting tends to be. The results might not be perfect – but they’re perfect in the girls’ eyes. And that’s what matters.

A variation on this would be to stick strips of paper onto the base of the rocket as flames. This would be ideal if you were displaying it on a wall or similar rather than standing it up. My two will want to play with their rocket and stand it up so we left the flames off.

This spaceship is a simple and effective craft that toddlers can make themselves with great results. You'll only need a few cheap craft materials to get started, and children will be so proud of themselves for making something that looks fabulous.

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Please note, the craft materials to make our rockets were sent to us free of charge. This post contains amazon affiliate links.

4 Comments

  1. May 27, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I love that they both have something separate to do, but it comes together at the end. One for half term I think! X

  2. May 28, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I love the girls’ finished rocket. So lovely when they can craft without too much direction being needed and this is perfect for them to work together on too.

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