Blast off into a Valentine’s Day craft that is simple and fun for kids of all ages. This one is great for a school project or to make at home. This rocket ship Valentine craft is out of this world.
Using basic and inexpensive items from the Dollar Store, make a bunch of these quick and easy Craft Stick Valentine Rocket Ships in about a half hour.
- Wood Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Foam, Red, White, Pink – Dollar Store
- Heart Doilies, Red, Pink, White – Dollar Store
- Felt Heart Stickers – Dollar Store
- Glitter Foam Hearts – Dollar Store
- Washable Marker, Black – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Low Temp Works Best
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Red, Pink, White
- VALENTINE ROCKET PATTERNS (Free to Download Below)
Directions for Rocket Ship Valentine Craft
Collect all of the supplies. To make each separate rocket ship, line up four jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo sticks to the width of the rocket and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Kids can do this with a tacky glue but then be sure to allow dry time. There are great cool glue guns that can be used too.
Basecoat the craft stick rockets with white, red, and pink acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Download, print and cut out the Rocket Ship Valentine Craft Patterns. They are at the bottom of this post.
Trace shape patterns onto white, red, and pink craft foam with a pencil. Work on tracing skills and colors. Cut out all traced rocket part patterns with scissors. Cut inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project. Work on cutting skills and shapes.
Attach rocket parts to rocket base using a glue gun and glue sticks. Mix and match the colors, to use all the colors of craft foam. Refer to the photo for the layering and placement of all rocket parts. Work on matching skills.
Cut the white, red, and pink heart shaped doilies in half with scissors. Attach the half doilies to the back of the rocket on the right and left sides with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Attach two felt heart stickers to the front of each rocket. Mix and match the colors of the felt heart stickers to work on colors and matching.
Attach the red glitter hearts to the pink craft foam rocket flame with a glue gun and glue sticks. Attach the pink glitter hearts to the red craft foam rocket flame with a glue gun and glue sticks.
This is the time to get creative! Draw a variety of dots, lines, and stripes on the rocket with a black marker.
Free Printable Pattern
Grab the free Printable Patterns for this project. They are great to use for this but would also work for felt, fabric, paper, cardboard and so many other mateterials.
More Valentine’s Day Fun for Kids
Grab loads of fun printables for kids right here on the blog for Valentines and all the times! This is another one of my favorites with a matching craft made from paper tubes.
Sharing is Caring!
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
I would really love to hear what you think about this adorable rocket ship valentine craft idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns
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