Toilet Paper Roll Rocket or Space Shuttle Craft

Traveling into space is no longer just for adults. This Paper Roll Space Shuttle is the perfect activity for spaced-obsessed crafters!

This space shuttle has so many details that the whole experience is exciting.

Toilet Paper Roll Space Shuttle Craft

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We love crafting all kinds of toilet paper roll cafts for kids like making a paper roll dinosaur or even a toilet paper roll space windsock which pairs up nicely with this rocket craft.

Toilet Paper Roll Space Shuttle

Are your kids ready to craft their own?

How to Make the Paper Roll Space Shuttle

What you need: 

  • printable template (optional)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • markers (black, white, blue, and red)
  • paper roll
  • white paper
  • black paper
  • color paper (gray, orange, yellow, red, two shades of blue)
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

The Space Shuttle

Cut the white paper as big as the paper roll.

Step 1

You will then take the white paper and cover the paper roll by gluing it over.

Step 2

The Nose Cap

Draw the nose of the shuttle on white paper, and cut it out.

Step 3

Trace the nose cap but make it a bit shorter – so it is not so tall.

Step 4

Cut a thin line from gray paper.

Step 5

Glue the black nose on the white one.

Step 6

Glue the gray strip on the nose and cut off the excess.

Step 7

The Windows

Draw a half-circle shape for the shuttle’s window on the lighter blue paper.

Step 8

Cut out a rectangle.

Step 9

Cut it in half.

Step 10

The Wings

Draw a wing on white paper, and cut it out.

It should be a bit shorter than the paper roll.

Step 11

Trace the wing onto white paper and cut the part out.

Now we have two same-sized wings.

Step 12

The Wing Details

Draw around the wings with a black marker.

Step 13

The Fin

Draw the top fin of the spacecraft.

Step 14

The Fin Details

Use a black marker and draw some details.

Step 15

Draw three tiny windows onto the nose of the space shuttle.

Step 16

Glue the nose on the shuttle’s body.

Step 17

You will also glue the windows on the shuttle.

Step 18

Fold and glue the wings.

Step 19

You will want to glue both wings onto the shuttle – each on one side.

Step 20

Add the top wing to the shuttle by folding the longer part and adding glue to the folded part.

Step 21

The Details

Start drawing the details onto the space shuttle.

Step 22

Draw a black line around the blue windows to help add detail.

Step 23

The Turbines

Cut a wider strip out of black paper, cut two equal parts, and roll each into a tube.

Cut off the excess.

Step 24

We got two rolls for the turbines now.

Step 25

The Exhaust Flames

Draw a fire flame on red paper, a smaller fire flame on orange, and the smallest on yellow paper.

Step 26

Cut them out and glue them one on top of the other.

Glue them into the turbines.

Step 27

The Logo 

Draw a space travel logo on the wings like a real one.

Step 28

The Shiny Effect

Draw a light streak on the windows with a white marker to create a shiny effect.

Step 29

Make sure the turbines are glued nice and tight!

Step 30

The Tiny Windows

Cut out small rectangles from red and blue papers.

Step 31

Glue them on the shuttle.

Step 32

Congratulations! Your spacecraft is done!

Step 33

When this paper roll space shuttle is completed, hours and hours of playtime will be ahead!

DIY Paper Roll Space Shuttle Craft

We love how it turned out!

Paper Roll Space Shuttle Idea

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