Space Shuttle Craft for Kids

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This space shuttle craft is a great outer space craft that is perfect for your little space explorer!

space shuttle craft for kids

Almost all children, at one point or another want to be an astronaut when they grow up. This space shuttle craft will let your little astronauts imagine flying their very own space shuttle.

space shuttle craft

If your kids love this space shuttle craft, they’ll also love making the matching craft stick astronaut.

outer space craft shuttle

How to make a space shuttle craft


  • Colored craft papers
  • Cardstock papers
  • Craft stick
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Template


Download and print out the space shuttle template. Cut out all of the pattern pieces.

Select craft papers in the colors of your choice for the small detail parts of the space shuttle and use a white or cream colored cardstock paper for the shuttle base cutouts.

Trace the patterns on the chosen papers. Cut out all of the shuttle pieces.

First we’ll work on the main parts of the space shuttle.

Glue the details on the bullet shaped piece- a cap, a stripe, and a piece on the bottom edge. See the photo below for the correct pieces to attach and location of the pieces.

Glue the two line boomerang shaped pieces to the wing edges of the bottom pice of the shuttle’s body.

Glue the flame pieces together by attaching the smaller flames on top of the larger flames.

Attach the window (a half circle cutout) near the top of the bullet shaped piece.

Glue the flames to the engine nozzle cutouts. 

Attach the engine nozzles on the bottom edge of the bullet shaped shuttle piece.

Now, attach the bullet pattern onto the wing piece, as shown below.

space shuttle paper craft

Use a black gel pen or marker to trace grids on the bullet piece of the shuttle.

Glue the space shuttle on to a popsicle stick to complete the craft. 

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