This rocket toilet paper roll craft is a great way to recycle those cardboard tubes and make a fun space-themed craft with kids! A perfect summer kids craft.
Crafting in the summer is a great way to pass the time. Plus, crafting with kids practices fine motor skills and promotes creativity and imagination. This rocket toilet paper roll craft can be fun for a space theme for summer camp, or as a fun summer activity for kids that encourages upcycling.
Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids
Using recycled materials for crafting is one of our favorite ways to discuss how we can reuse materials before throwing them away.
Toilet paper rolls are almost never just tossed into the recycling bin in our home without becoming something first! From marble runs to binoculars to crafts, there are so many fun ways to create with the cardboard tubes.
This rocket toilet paper roll craft would be fun for a space summer camp theme, as a pretend play prop or just as a fun DIY toy.
Looking for more toilet paper roll crafts? Check these out:
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- Leprechaun Binoculars Craft for Kids
What you need to make the rocket toilet paper roll craft:
Empty toilet paper roll (or a paper towel roll cut in half)
Foil cupcake liner
Black construction paper
Red tissue paper
How to make the rocket toilet paper roll craft:
Cut a piece of aluminum foil to fit the toilet paper tube. Wrap the foil around the tube and secure the ends in place with glue.
Flatten a foil cupcake liner and fold it in half. Fold one side in toward the middle and secure it in place with glue. Open the wrapper up to form a cone shape. Attach the cone to the top of the toilet paper tube.
Cut a small windshield out of black construction paper and glue to the center of the tube. Decorate with red tape and a star sticker.
Cut out a long piece of red tissue paper. Use scissors to cut slits along one edge of the paper and glue the paper to the inside bottom of the tube.
Your rocket is complete! As always, when crafting with kids, feel free to give them some general instruction and then allow them to take some creative freedom over their project altering the look in the way that they like! Any project should be more about the process than the end result.