If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I love a good paper plate art project and I think this one might be one of my favorites. It just turns out so sweet and cute and both of my kiddos really loved seeing themselves transform into an astronaut. 

This simple art activity helps your preschooler learn to develop writing skills, fine motor skills, and creative skills.

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify different visual art materials

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify different visual art materials

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Astronaut Portrait Template

Picture of Your Lil'

*Markers

*Paper Plate

*Glue

*Scissors

Step #1

Print out the Astronaut Portraits Template. 

Step #2

Color in the astronaut body.

Step #3

Cut a picture of your child’s face and glue the picture of their face to the center of a paper plate.

Step #4

Cut out the body of the astronaut.

Step #5

Glue the body of the astronaut to the paper plate.

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