FREE Space Papercraft Template

By Rhazia Parkar

If you’re looking for some interesting and occupying at-home activities for you and your child to enjoy at home, then this Space Papercraft is definitely one to think about. Paper crafts are great for children of all ages (and you might enjoy it, too!). They help us all to use our imagination and go through a task step-by-step, instead of rushing around, which as parents, we become all too used to.

Encourages Social Skills

Whether your child is working with you, or a friend/relative, paper crafts can bring out and develop their communication skills which will also bring them closer to their peers. Even if you have two children with two widely different interests, a paper craft like this space one, can really bring them together to work alongside one another.

Improves Fine Motor Skills

Your child will be working with drawing, tearing, gluing and painting which will help to promote dexterity. Your child’s fine motor skills will improve, alongside their ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. It will give them ample opportunity to focus on each step at a time and their fine motor skills will be used to make the adjustments needed.

Helps to Express Emotions

Your child will be able to express their emotions in a variety of ways when doing paper crafts, and it will give you, as a parent/guardian, an insight into their emotional health. For example, what colours do they choose to use? Are they using dark, depressing colours, or are they following their imagination and ideas and going for brighter, more upbeat colours? You can ask your child questions as they are doing their paper craft, and this will give you more of an idea into their feelings and way of thinking.

Developing Imagination

Doing paper crafts can broaden your child’s imagination massively. Space is a huge area that is widely undiscovered, and so, this is the best place for your child’s imagination to run wild. If you decide to draw some aliens, your child can go with whatever they feel is best. Every single decision your child makes when doing paper crafts will help them to develop their creativity and it’s a great way of discovering their preferences. These seemingly small decisions can make a huge impact on the overall outcome of their project.

Inspires Critical Thinking

Space paper crafts inspire your children to think in a critical way. There are so many possibilities as they spend time working through the project, and it can actually become quite the learning experience. Your child will be able to witness, right in front of their eyes, how their choices can affect the outcome.

Learn to Follow Instructions

When it comes to paper craft activities, especially about space, then there is a specific way in which instructions should be followed. You can’t have one planet next to another etc. Following a step-by-step process of this activity and working through it with your child will show them that they can accomplish what they put their mind to.

Quality Time with Parents or Guardians

Crafts and the time taken, as well as any help required by your child will enable you to spend quality time with one another. It will also give you ample opportunity to celebrate the success when the project is finished.

It Sparks Their Imagination and Curiosity

Space is a great place to explore and when teaching it to children, it can be quite exciting for them. Your child’s face will be filled with amazement and awe as they realise how vast space is, as well as the colours and sizes of all of the different planets that are surrounding our own.

Space is all about the unknown. Are there aliens? When will the next spacecraft go up there and for what reasons? There will be so many questions delivered from your little ones, and it assists them into becoming creative thinkers.

It Encourages Children to Love Science

If you notice that your child is becoming a bit disengaged with science, then speaking about space in a fun way such as paper crafts can capture their imagination whether it’s with the rockets, sun, moon, or different planets.

Future Scientists are Created

Your child who is enthusiastic with learning about space might one day become the next person to land on the moon. They might become so interested, that they have a dream of working within the space sector. It can influence their whole career choice, and that’s a really exciting aspect!

Teaches How Important it is to Look After our Planet

As the only planet with life, it is really important that we take care of what we’ve been gifted. Children don’t always fully understand the importance of our planet, and the things we can do to help save it every day. You will have a great opportunity to speak to your child about recycling, protecting wildlife or reducing pollution.

Your child will have a blast taking part in this space paper craft, and hopefully it will ignite something deep inside them that is inspiring and encouraging.

How to Make a Space Scene with Template

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Sharpie
  5. Scissors


Step 1:

Prepare the space item patterns from the provided template. Select different colored craft papers of your choice for this craft. The template includes patterns for the sun, a comet, 2 planets, and a rocket. Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers with a pencil and cut them out using a pair of scissors.

Step 2:

Attach the round cutout in the center of the zigzag bordered round cutout to craft the sun.

Step 3:

Cut a slit along the center of the Saturn’s ring cutout.

Step 4:

Insert the planet through the slit from below and bring the ring to the middle. Use glue to join the ring and planet together. For the other planet pattern, attach strips
on the planet base.

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Step 5:

Let’s craft the rocket. Attach the small flame cutout on the big flame cutout and attach the pointy top and the window cutouts on the rocket base.

Step 6:

Attach the wing cutouts on both sides (near the bottom) of the rocket base and attach the flame pattern on the bottom side.

Step 7:

Attach the flame cutouts of the comet pattern.

Step 8:

Attach the round cutout on the round part of the flame to complete the comet craft.

Step 9:

Use sharpies to draw outlines on the papercraft space items to give them a finished look.