Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure with my collection of 20 astronaut coloring pages that are all free to download and print! These pages offer an exciting way for space enthusiasts of all ages to engage with the wonders of space exploration and learn more about the brave men and women who have journeyed beyond our planet.
From classic spacesuits and rockets to iconic space stations and planets, these pages provide an exciting opportunity to showcase your artistic skills and learn more about the history of space exploration. So, grab your colored pencils, and let’s get started on this exciting journey into the world of astronauts!
To start coloring, click on any of the below images or links to open the free PDF. Once opened, you can then download or print.
All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Astronaut Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Your Kid’s Face Here Astronaut Crafts
To make this craft, you’re going to choose an astronaut illustration where the lookout part of the helmet is prominent.
Have the kids color in and cut out the astronaut. You’ll need a clear picture of their face, cut to fit the lookout (roughly).
They’ll glue their faces, face-up, to the back of the astronaut’s helmet so that it looks like they are peeking out.
Next, they’ll glue the astronaut to dark blue construction paper. Then let them decorate as they see fit!
They can draw a moon or use glitter pens to make stars.
9. Movable Arms And Legs Astronauts
Use an astronaut picture with the body facing forward as much as possible.
You’ll have the kids color in the astronaut and cut it out, then carefully cut off the legs and arms, saving the gloves and boots.
They’ll take computer paper and fold it up like an accordion, starting with four five-to-six-inch strips.
Have them glue one side to the back of the astronaut, where the arms and legs go, and then glue the gloves and boots to the other, dangling ends.
You can have your kids color in my astronaut pictures using nice colored pencils or markers and then simply frame them and hang them, gallery wall-style, in their rooms.
Or they can make space-themed collages with them by cutting out the astronauts (and any accompanying objects) and gluing them to poster board.
They can then search through space or science magazines for other objects to cut out and add to the collage.
7. Astronaut Helmet Headband
Find an astronaut illustration where the helmet is featured prominently. (You may have to resize it to enlarge it by copying/pasting the picture into a word processor.)
Then have your kids cut the helmet in half about one-third of the way down, and then color that in.
They’ll make two-inch strips out of construction paper, long enough to loop and connect – that’s the headband part (they might have to use two pieces).
Then they’ll glue the helmet part to the headband strip, slip it onto their heads, and suddenly – they’re out of this world!
It makes an enjoyable and cute space-themed party activity!
6. Three Facts About Astronauts Craft
If you’re a teacher or homeschooler doing a lesson about space, you can incorporate my astronaut pages into it.
Have kids look up three facts about astronauts – it can be anything, from trivia about the first man on the moon to what the astronauts have to endure during training.
They’ll then write the facts on the page (great practice for handwriting!) and color in the picture.
5. Glittery Astronauts
There is something otherworldly about astronauts in space, so why not give them the pizzazz to match?
You can do this one of two ways: First, your kids can use glitter pens to outline and color in the astronauts and their backgrounds.
Secondly, if you don’t have glitter pens, your kids can trace and/or fill in the lines with good old Elmer’s glue and sprinkle the glitter on before it dries.
4. Paper Plate Moon Astronauts
To make these paper plate moons, you’ll need large paper plates, a few craft pom poms, and black and white paint.
You’re going to mix the black and white paint to make grey, and you can and should mix a few different shades of it.
Then your kids will dip the pom poms into the paint and dab it against the paper plate (the bottom should be facing upward).
They’ll repeat this until the plate is full of grey and resembles the moon’s surface. Let the paint dry while they complete the next part.
Color in and cut out one or two astronauts for each moon and then glue them onto the plate. They can look like they’re standing on the surface or floating in the sky!
3. Toilet Paper Roll Rocketship Astronauts
You’ll need white toilet paper rolls for this craft; if your toilet paper rolls are brown (as most are), you can cover them with white paper.
Your kids are going to color in and cut out the upper half of an astronaut’s body. Put glue on the lower part of the torso and press it against the inside of the toilet paper roll.
They’ll cut out little petal-sized bits of dark blue construction paper and glue two to either side of the bottom of the toilet paper roll (for the “feet”).
Then, as a special touch, print off mini NASA logos, cut them out, and glue them onto the rocket!
2. Birthday Cards
My astronaut illustrations would make awesome DIY birthday cards for the space lover in your life!
You could even include a funny message like, “I hope your birthday is out of this world!”
1. Party Decorations
Take my astronaut pages and turn them into DIY party décor with markers, scissors, and a little imagination.
Individual astronauts could be colored in, cut out, and placed on walls to look like they’re floating in space.
The astronaut cut-outs could also be propped up using toilet paper rolls, with note cards added as food labels.
You could also create mobiles to hang from the ceiling!