I taught the kids all about rockets and space shuttles yesterday. We even watched a video of a rocket launch! And then we headed to the art table to make our own rockets. It was a simple craft. I cut out big rectangles, big triangles and smaller triangles in red, white and blue. The kids put their rockets together on black paper.
Once it was glued down they added a bunch of glue to the bottom of the rocket to make the fire.
Then they sprinkled orange glitter on the glue. I had two shades of orange from which they could choose.
They shook off the extra glitter and that's when I remembered I punched out little stars! So they added those to the rockets after the glitter, but I would recommend doing it before so the kids don't get their hands or arms into it by mistake. In my example at the top of the post, I used star stickers. But that was made years ago and I didn't have any star stickers, so I just used a star hole punch.
While they were sleeping, I used silver glitter glue to make some stars in the background. I know, I know, the kids should have done that. But I didn't have much left and kids love to squirt huge globs of that stuff! Another idea I had was to use glitter construction paper. I didn't have enough for each child so we didn't use it. When they were dry, I hung them on our bathroom door.
When we got building centers out later, the kids were all making rockets! It was so fun to see.