How to Make a Rocket Man?

Kids love space, and most of them want to be an astronaut! You can build a space rocket by using items already around the house. Talented blogger and mum Kate made a beautiful DIY project, Rocket Man, for her child. 


  • Yogurt pots
  • Cotton reels
  • Decor paper
  • Polystyrene wreath
  • Stenciled chalk
  • Hanging basket liner
  • 3D paper stars
  • Plastic lids, reals, and stickers
  • Foil covered cardboard
  • Packing box


For the domed roof, you can use empty yogurt pots. You can spray them with silver color and glue them on top.


You can cut out the viewing window by drawing a round plate and then using a craft knife. A polystyrene wreath ring makes a good porthole, especially when wrapped in scraps of brightly colored paper. Cotton reels give a countdown to launch and provide the basis for an external control panel.


On the side of the rocket, you can put the fuel cap and general gadget bar. They are made from old plastic lids and some stick-on alphabet letters.


The captain needs a proper entrance. Reels provide doorknobs on both sides for pilot access and to firmly shut the door once inside. You can see how to make 3D stars like these here.


And finally, prepare a spaceman lunch box. 

DIY Details

Avg. Duration

4 hours

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