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How to Make a Rocket Pop Up Card for Kids

My rocket pop up card for kid tutorial will help children make a paper craft that is out of this world!! Free tutorial, images and printable templates make this an easy craft for all ages.

rocket card craft

Space crafts including rockets and aliens are popular with both boys and girls. I know little ones love making my toilet paper roll rocket and pretending to soar it high in the air as if it is going to the moon. My paper plate space craft lets little ones move rockets about in the dark sky!! 

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

Space rocket craft with paper plate









You can use this pop up rocket card craft as a Birthday card or even as a Father’s Day card. Just add your own greeting message on the front and/or inside. 

My free step by step instructions with images will help you recreate this easy rocket card craft for kids. Don’t forget to jump to the bottom of the page for the free templates!

rocket card craft

How to Make a Rocket Pop Up Card for Kids

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Learn how to make a rocket pop up card that is out of this world. Step by step rocket craft process with images.


  • Cardstock paper.
  • Craft papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Marker pens.


Step 1:

Use the “pop up Rocket template” to cut out the pieces for the rocket for the pop-up card.

rocket pop up card supplies

Step 2:

Glue the pieces of the rocket’s window together, then glue the pieces of the flames together.

Step 3:

Glue the rocket’s cone on top of the main body.

Step 4:

Then, glue the fins to the rocket.

how to make a rocket pop up card

Step 5:

Now, glue the window onto the rocket.

Step 6:

Then, glue the flame on the bottom.

rocket card craft procedure

Step 7:

Cut out a cardstock paper according to the size of your rocket. And fold it in half.

Step 8:

Draw two vertical lines on the closed end of the card, they need to be an equal distance from the borders. Use the help of “Template 2 Card Template”

rocket pop up card instructions

Step 9:

Fold the cut-area along the green line on the template.

Step 10:

Fold the part inside the card.

Step 11:

Open the card.

Step 12:

Glue the rocket on the card.

diy rocket pop up card

Step 13:

Glue the stars on the background of the card.

rocket pop up card tutorial

Step 14:

Glue the card’s cover, and add some more decorations.

This is a suitable paper craft for kids aged 5 and upwards. Younger kids can do it too with adult assistance. 

Who will you send yours too and what message will you add? If you love easy pop up card crafts you might want to make some of my others:-

Yoda Pop Up Birthday Card

Dinosaur Father’s Day Pop Up Card

If you are interested in space crafts I am planning on doing an astronaut paper craft soon so look out for that. 

Please print out my free printable templates to help little kids make this easy rocket card craft:-

pop up Rocket card Template

Template 2 Card Template

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Rocket Pop up Card for Kids

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