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Rocket Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will discover 24 original rocket coloring pages that are all free to download and print! During a recent holiday to Florida with my husband and two sons, we were lucky enough to watch a SpaceX rocket launch, which was truly an unforgettable experience!

After watching this rocket launch, it “ignited” (sorry, I couldn’t help it!) an interest in rockets that we all now have as a family. So much so that we watch almost every NASA and SpaceX launch that we can. We are also currently working on the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket kit.

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For this series, I illustrated a wide range of rockets from different countries and times in history, including the Discovery Space Shuttle rocket, the Saturn V rocket, the Space Launch System rocket, the Soyuz rocket, various SpaceX rockets, plus tons more!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Rocket Coloring Pages

Here are 10 creative, fun, and crafty activities that you can do with your completed pictures!

1. 3D Art

For this terrific craft, take a piece of construction paper in a bright color and fold it into the shape of a fan. Decorate it with silver and gold sparkles.

Use a rectangular-shaped piece of poster board and glue the fan to it so that it is sitting straight up like an upside-down orange slice.

Color and cut out the rocket and glue it to the front of the fan and decorate it with puffy paint, glitter, and orange crêpe paper to look like fire from the boosters!

2. Rocket Launch

This fun craft requires only some pencils or craft sticks and a finished rocket coloring page.

Laminate a cardboard roll with a finished coloring page and use another to make a cone for the top. Now you have something resembling a rocket.

Use pencils or craft sticks and cut small holes in the bottom of the roll to slide them through.

Attach red pom-poms to the bottom of the craft sticks or pencils to make it look like a rocket that’s about to take off!

3. A Cool Rocket Decoration

This craft is great in the classroom or when done individually.

Use several finished rocket coloring pages to make a paper chain. Fold another coloring page into a snow cone shape to serve as the rocket’s top.

Use a small foam cup laminated with part of another coloring page, and tape it to the bottom of the paper chain.

Popsicle sticks or colorful pom-poms can be added to the bottom as “launchers.” These crazy paper chain rockets can then be used to decorate the classroom.

4. Giant Classroom Poster

It’s easy to create a giant classroom poster with finished rocket coloring pages. Use sheet paper for that giant mural effect in gray or blue.

Have the kids decorate the background with planets or stars, and once their rockets are finished, they can be cut from the coloring pages and attached to the poster in different places.

Silver glitter can be used for smoke, red streamers for the illusion of fire, and the youngsters can even draw themselves in the cockpit!

5. A 3D Gift for Mom and Dad

Kids will enjoy making this super gift for mom or dad. Use an average-sized piece of poster board and decorate it with an outer space theme.

Use pom-poms for planets, glitter for stars, and a giant circle of yellow felt for a sun. Cut the rocket from the coloring page, leaving the extra paper on either side. 

The extra paper can be used to tape it to the posterboard so that it bulges out, giving it some 3D pizazz! It will look terrific on a fridge or filing cabinet. 

6. Rocket Surprise

For this fun craft, have the youngsters cut out their rockets from the coloring pages and tape or glue them to a styrofoam cup.

Next, have them draw themselves or someone else and cut the figure out, placing it inside the cup.

With another finished coloring page, make a rocket-shaped lid for the cup, and when it is lifted up, it reveals the “astronaut” inside.

7. A Rocket Movie Scene

This enjoyable craft starts with folding one rocket coloring page into a fan. 

Next, fold a rectangular piece of cardboard so that it has a small base like a windowsill, and use the rest for a backdrop. 

The youngsters can draw stars, planets, or even celestial beings on the cardboard, and then lie the fan on its side, taping the base of the cardboard background. This becomes the “stage.”

Tuck the colored rocket into the folds of the fan to make it look like it’s taking off against the sci-fi backdrop.

8. A Rocket Named for You

Youngsters love creating things that feature their names, so why not a giant classroom poster with personalized rockets?

This requires only one large piece of poster board and the coloring pages themselves. 

When the children are finished, they should cut the rockets out and write their names on the surface with puffy paint in their favorite color.

The rockets should then be arranged as a giant wheel on the paper with the noses facing inward for a colorful rocket poster!

9. Rocket Pocket

For this unique craft, two rocket coloring pages are needed. They can be colored in a similar way or completely different.

Each one should be cut out, with a little extra space around the edges. They can then be stapled or glued together on the outer perimeter.

This creates a “pocket” to keep things like paper clips, rubber bands, or even pencils!

10. Create a Space-Age Thermometer

Most people have a thermometer hanging somewhere in their homes, so why not make a fun backdrop for one?

Once the youngsters have finished coloring their rockets, the pages should be laminated onto a thin piece of corkboard or cardboard.

The thermometer can then be glued with crazy glue to the center of the rocket. It’s a quick way to turn an ordinary household item into a fun piece of wall art.

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Krista Woodward

Sunday 25th of February 2024

I am a first year STEM teacher for grades K-5. Thank you for the coloring pages and ideas for art and crafts. I can now put information together with fun activities so the children will truly enjoy the lessons about the Solar System.

Monday Mandala Team

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

We're so glad to hear that, Krista! It's fantastic that the coloring pages and craft ideas are helping you combine fun activities with educational content for your K-5 STEM classes. Knowing they're contributing to your lessons on the Solar System is truly inspiring for us. Keep up the great work, and we hope your students love every moment of it!

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