Cardboard Roll Rocket & Shuttle

Got cardboard rolls lying around? We always do! You can easily turn them into space craft with these printables. Blast off with a rocket and space shuttle, which is a perfect size for Lego or other small toys.

What you need

  • Printable (click image below for the PDF or click here)
  • Cardboard Roll
  • Scissors (small craft knife is handy for the shuttle)
  • Glue & Sticky tape
  • Colouring pens

Rocket printable

Fun for

    • School Holidays
    • Weekend Play
    • Birthday Parties (party craft or put a template in a bag with other materials needed for them to take home)
    • Extended play for Lego
    • Make a stop motion video (see here for tips)
 

Great size for #Lego – turn an empty toilet roll into a rocket! Printable available now.

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Instructions

Cardboard roll rocket - with printable

  1. Print the template 
  2. Cut parts out. This can be done on paper, or light card works best. Tip: Either use the template to cut out parts on coloured paper/board or use colouring pens or paint. Example above is using colouring pens.
  3. Follow instructions on the template and glue it together! The only tricky bit is attaching the cone to the top, and sticky tape works best here.
  4. Cut the door open to make it interactive for the toy figure (and in that case, tape a piece of cardboard at the base so the person doesn’t fall out).

How to make a rocket out of toilet roll

How to make a rocket out of toilet roll

How to make a rocket out of toilet roll

Cardboard roll shuttle - with printable

  1. Print the template 
  2. Cut parts out. This can be done on paper, or light card/cardboard works best. Tip: Either use the template as it is printed or use the template parts to trace on on white paper/board. Example above is using white glossy paper.
  3. Follow instructions on the template and glue it together. The only tricky bit cutting the hole for the person to use, which is best done by an adult. I used a craft knife; small sharp scissors work too. Make sure you leave the back in tact so you can push it down into the roll, and this then becomes the seat part for the person. TIP: if the child want the person to stay in the shuttle for play, you can tape it to the seat or use a bit of blu-tack.

How to make a shuttle out of a cardboard roll

How to make a shuttle out of a cardboard roll

How to make a shuttle out of a cardboard roll

Printables designed by Marie O’Neill for beafunmum.com

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Click the image for the tutorial and printable.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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