Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

Make this adorable Toilet Paper Roll Rocket with streamers for an easy craft. After you are done let the kid’s imaginations run wild with free play. All you need is a toilet paper roll, few easy craft supplies and you have this fun DIY Rocket!

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Two completed rockets, each different colors.

3…2…1…lift-off! Blast off into the most creative craft time with this adorable toilet paper roll rocket craft. Kids will have the most fun turning a simple cardboard tube into a cool rocket! Using leftover rolls from toilet paper is one of my favorite ways to create fun craft projects. From toilet paper roll love bugs to toilet paper roll frogs, there’s an endless supply of fun creations that can be made from a simple piece of cardboard.

If you’re looking for a craft that will stretch your kids creative muscles and encourage their little imaginations to dream, then this rocket ship toilet paper roll craft is perfect!

They can swap things out for a different color, add their own personal touch to each ship, and really just make this craft their own. Then, they can launch into outer space with a personal homemade rocket that they made all from their creativity!

It’s a blast of a craft and is great for kids of all ages. So, let’s get started and make a toilet paper roll rocker!

Why You’ll Love this Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

  • This easy craft is a wonderful way to repurpose empty toilet paper rolls! Make craft time more affordable with fun creations that use household materials.
  • Make this craft in under a half hour. It’s a great option for those times when you have a limited amount of time in which to complete craft time!
  • Easily customize and change up this craft to make the perfect rocket ship! Kids can use whatever colors and extra materials that they want to make their ship unique.
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Supplies Needed for a Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

  • Toilet paper rolls – Empty toilet paper tubes are the perfect shape to make a fun little rocket ship! If you do not have toilet paper rolls, you can cut a paper towel roll in half and use it.
  • Glue stick – A simple school glue stick is all you need to attach the decorations to your toilet paper roll rocket craft.
  • Acrylic paint – I like to use bold colors like red or purple to paint the cardboard rolls, but you can use any color that you want!
  • Scissors – If you are working with young children, you may consider using safety scissors.
  • Paper streamers – Choose any color of paper streamers that you want! They will mimic the “flames” coming form the bottom of a rocket ship. You can choose colors that match the ship, or go with yellow and orange to make it look more like real flames.
  • Heart hole punch – Use a heart hole punch, or another fun shape, to make decorations that you can glue onto the outside of your ship!

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

  1. Paint a toilet paper roll in the color of your choice, or wrap it in a piece of craft paper and glue securely. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding things onto the rocket ship.
  2. While the paint dries, print the provided template and cut out the triangle. Then trace the triangle onto the color of cardstock that you want to use for rocket fins.
  3. Next, cut 4 paper streamers, two in red and two in purple. However, if you would like to use different colors then cut two in each of the chosen colors.
  4. Glue the streamers onto the middle of the triangle that you previously cut out.
  5. Once the painted roll is completely dry, then cut two slits on either side of the bottom of the toilet roll rocket. Insert the triangle into the slits, point first.
  6. Then punch out heart shapes, or other small shaped cutouts, from your choice of colored cardstock. You can also trace the hearts from the card stock. These will act as the little windows of the rocket, so even small round cutouts will work!
  7. To hang the streamers, make two holes at the top of the rocket and tie twine in a loop.
  8. Then your rocket is ready for take-off!

What can I make out of toilet paper roll?

There are so many crazy cool toilet roll crafts out there! This rocket ship is just one of the many imaginative creations that you kids can create. Making a toilet paper roll owl is always a hoot, and this toilet paper roll mummy is scary cute!

Enjoy springtime with a cute craft like toilet paper roll butterflies, or welcome the fall season with a fun toilet paper roll turkey!

You can actually even paint with toilet paper rolls too! Make a stamp and paint things like flowers and hearts with the end of an empty toilet roll.

Pro Tips for the Best Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Ship

  • If you do not want to make small cutout shapes to glue onto your rocket, you can use a paint pen, paint and a brush, or even stickers instead!
  • Get adventurous with your decorations! Any fun and silly crafting materials are game when it comes to creativity and making a rocket your own. You can use anything from aluminum foil for shiny and “realistic” decorations, to pipe cleaners and glitter that add pizzaz to your planet shaking rocket!
  • Feel free to use a hot glue gun to attach the streamers to the inner side of the roll. If you don’t want to deal with tying the m off with twine, then hot glue or regular glue will work. Just be careful not to pull down on them or they’ll rip.
Two completed rockets

This is an out-of-this-world, fun, and exciting craft! I can’t wait to see how your rocket ships turn out!

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Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

Cute and easy rocket craft made our of a toilet paper roll. Adorn it with streamers and you have your own rocket perfect for free play.
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1



  • Begin by painting a toilet paper size cardboard roll in the Valentine’s Day color of your choice. We chose red and purple for our rockets. Let the paint dry completely.
  • While the paint is drying, print the template and cut out the triangle. Trace the triangle on the cardstock color of your choice for the rocket fins. We chose orange.
  • Cut 4 paper streamers, two in red and two in purple.
  • Glue the streamers to the middle of the triangle.
  • Now, when the paint on the cardboard roll is completely dry, cut two slits on either side on the bottom.
  • Insert the triangle into the slits, point first.
  • Lastly, cut and trace the hearts from the cardstock color of choice. Or, use a heart paper punch like we did.
  • Glue the hearts to the front of the rocket. You could draw a design on the rocket with a white paint pen or use stickers instead, too.
  • To hang your streamer, make two holes at the top of the rocket and tie twine into a loop.
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