How to make a rocket ship card

Boys and girls of all ages will love this spectacular space-themed card! Follow the steps below to make it yourself – we’ve even got a downloadable template, to give you a head start!

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You will need
Basic card kit, plus…
Free template
Red, blue, orange & yellow card
Orange spotty patterned paper
Blue buttons
Black fineliner pen


Step 1
Use the template to cut the main rocket ship shape from red card. Cut a hole for the window.

Step 2
Cut an extra pair of fin-shapes from red card, and layer these on to the main rocket shape using sticky foam pads.

Step 3
Use the template to snip paper shapes to decorate your rocket ship – the nose cone, window frame and some colourful stripes!

Step 4
Add a blast of jagged yellow card to your rocket ship and decorate with dotty orange triangles.

Step 5
Carefully cut star shapes from the front of your card blank. Add a star-shaped panel of white card in the lower right corner and handwrite your birthday greeting.

Step 6
Fix the rocket ship to your card front, raised on sticky foam pads. Finish with a pair of blue buttons.

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