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.
Are your kids ready to craft their own?
How to Make the Paper Roll Space Shuttle
What you need:
- printable template (optional)
- glue stick
- markers (black, white, blue, and red)
- paper roll
- white paper
- black paper
- color paper (gray, orange, yellow, red, two shades of blue)
Step by Step Tutorial
The Space Shuttle
Cut the white paper as big as the paper roll.
You will then take the white paper and cover the paper roll by gluing it over.
The Nose Cap
Draw the nose of the shuttle on white paper, and cut it out.
Trace the nose cap but make it a bit shorter – so it is not so tall.
Cut a thin line from gray paper.
Glue the black nose on the white one.
Glue the gray strip on the nose and cut off the excess.
Draw a half-circle shape for the shuttle’s window on the lighter blue paper.
Cut out a rectangle.
Cut it in half.
Draw a wing on white paper, and cut it out.
It should be a bit shorter than the paper roll.
Trace the wing onto white paper and cut the part out.
Now we have two same-sized wings.
The Wing Details
Draw around the wings with a black marker.
Draw the top fin of the spacecraft.
The Fin Details
Use a black marker and draw some details.
Draw three tiny windows onto the nose of the space shuttle.
Glue the nose on the shuttle’s body.
You will also glue the windows on the shuttle.
Fold and glue the wings.
You will want to glue both wings onto the shuttle – each on one side.
Add the top wing to the shuttle by folding the longer part and adding glue to the folded part.
Start drawing the details onto the space shuttle.
Draw a black line around the blue windows to help add detail.
Cut a wider strip out of black paper, cut two equal parts, and roll each into a tube.
Cut off the excess.
We got two rolls for the turbines now.
The Exhaust Flames
Draw a fire flame on red paper, a smaller fire flame on orange, and the smallest on yellow paper.
Cut them out and glue them one on top of the other.
Glue them into the turbines.
Draw a space travel logo on the wings like a real one.
The Shiny Effect
Draw a light streak on the windows with a white marker to create a shiny effect.
Make sure the turbines are glued nice and tight!
The Tiny Windows
Cut out small rectangles from red and blue papers.
Glue them on the shuttle.
Congratulations! Your spacecraft is done!
When this paper roll space shuttle is completed, hours and hours of playtime will be ahead!
We love how it turned out!
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