Looking for a fun and creative craft activity for kids? Why not try this rocket bookmark craft? This simple and engaging project will keep kids entertained while encouraging their love of reading.
All you need are a few basic materials and some imagination, and soon you’ll have a fleet of colorful rockets blasting off from the pages of your favorite books. So, grab some paper, scissors, and glue, and let’s prepare for liftoff!
List of Supplies for Rocket Bookmark Craft:
Instructions for Rocket Bookmark Craft:
Select colored craft paper for the rocket pattern. Your kids can choose their favorite colors in order to personalize their own rocket bookmark,
Prepare the template patterns by printing and cutting them out. You’re going to want to trace the patterns on the selected craft paper and cut them out using scissors.
The rocket bookmark template includes: the main part of the rocket (bullet shaped), two side wings, the windows (two round shapes), a triangular shape (the top end of the rocket), two flame patterns, and the bottom part of the rocket (trapezoid-shaped).
Take the main body part of the rocket (bullet shape) and the trapezoid-shaped paper. Glue the trapezoid-shaped paper to the bottom (the straight end) of the bullet-shaped paper.
Stick the triangular paper cut-out to the top end of the main body part of the rocket. By now, you’re beginning to see the rocket bookmark coming together.
Take the two round cut pieces of paper and glue the small round paper on the big round paper. Then, stick the round papers on the middle of the paper rocket pattern. This is your window.
Take the side wings of the rocket and stick them on both sides of the rocket, keeping the pointy ends facing outwards, as in the image below.
Now take the two flame cut-outs and stick the smaller flame pattern on the middle of the big flame cut-out. This adds depth and color to the rocket bookmark.
Now glue the flame pattern on the bottom side of the rocket.
Cut out a strip of paper from cardstock paper. This will be the handle. You can choose the color.
Glue the paper rocket to either end of the cardstock strip. Your rocket bookmark is ready for launch!
Allow it to dry completely before using your bookmark! If you want to create an extra durable bookmark, you can also laminate your bookmark craft.
- Is your child a space enthusiast? If so, these free astronaut and rocket ship lessons can be part of a fun homeschool lesson plan.
- For younger home school students, here is a space-themed coloring and copywork printable.
- And to go along with your bookmark craft, here’s another rocket craft, this one made from a toilet paper tube.
- For an extra special experience, NASA has several kinds of live streams from space, which you can check out or even discover when the International Space Station is flying near your home location!
- Lastly, what better to go with a rocket bookmark craft than a comprehensive list of summer reading ideas and activities!
- If you’ve got older kids or teenagers, this review of Real Science Odyssey Earth and Space might be helpful for your homeschooling plan.
List of Rocket-Themed Books
And speaking of reading, here are a few of our favorite children’s books with rocket themes. Because what can be better than having a rocket bookmark craft to place inside a book about rockets?!