Sep 8, 2014

Rocket Ship Shape Craft for Kids

We are so excited to have Lisette from Where Imagination Grows guest posting for us today! Her blog is filled with amazing hands on activities and crafts for little ones. If you haven't visited her yet, pop on over and follow her! Also don't forget to check out Where Imagination Grows on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram!

I'm so excited to be over here at House of Burke and sharing this fun rocket ship craft with you! Rocket ships and outer space activities are always a hit with kids and this simple craft is no exception! It's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!

If you like simple kids crafts, nothing to complicated for little hands or full of major prep for moms, then this craft is right up your alley. You only need a few simple items and a kiddo who is ready to create and you are ready to go.

Materials Needed:
  • Glitter
  • Black Paint
  • Construction Paper
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Glue
We started this craft off with some painting, I gave my daughter and the daycare children some paint with some glitter mixed in and a brush. Mix in however much glitter you are comfortable with. I used about 1/3 of my small glitter shaker for this project with three kids. If you plan to use a lot of glitter I'd recommend mixing a bit of glue, a good squeeze or two, into the glitter/paint mixture to help it adhere when the paint dries.

They started with the brushes but as per usual it quickly became a fingerpaining activity, which is to be expected with my crew.

 After they were done painting their starry skies we set them aside and let them dry. While we waited, I grabbed some aluminum foil and cut out the basic shapes that we would need to make our rocket ships: a rectangle, triangle, & 2 right triangles. 

 When their star scenes where dry we grabbed some glue and the aluminum foil shapes to create our rocket ships. Each of the girls experimented with the best way to glue them on, putting glue on the paper or on the foil. In the end they found it was easier to do it on the foil. You could also use glue sticks if you have littler one's who struggle with glue bottles.

As they placed each piece we talked about the shapes and how they fit together ("like a puzzle!"). The girls would grab each shape, rotating and evaluating whether it was in the right spot or not, then glue it on when they found where it fit. After some very tedious fine motor work their rocket ships were complete and ready to blast off!

 Thanks to House of Burke for letting us share this fun craft with you today!