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DIY Astronaut Costume – How to Make it for Kids!

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This DIY Astronaut Costume is such a fun homemade costume for kids. It’s perfect for dressing up and is also great for Halloween! 

If your child loves all things space, they’re going to love it when you make this adorable DIY astronaut costume for them. It’s literally “out of this world” amazing! 

Imaginative Play with A DIY Astronaut Costume

What little kid doesn’t dream about being an astronaut at some point in time? This easy DIY costume idea is a fun and simple way to make that dream turn into a reality. 

Oh the magic of imaginative play, aka pretend play! Seeing kids get excited about dressing up is literally one of the best parts of seeing their imagination come to life. Even though this is great for a Halloween costume, I think this would be perfect for a simple dress-up outfit at home!

 

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Watch How to Make This DIY Astronaut Costume

The great thing about a DIY costume is you can adapt it easily! Choose colors that your kiddos love most, and use clothing that you already have at home to save costs on supplies! 

The water bottle jetpack makes for such a fun accessory! Kiddos will have so much a great time pretending they are flying through the sky! You could even take it one step further and make a paper bag helmet!

 

Watch How to Make This DIY Astronaut Costume

The great thing about a DIY costume is you can adapt it easily! Choose colors that your kiddos love most, and use clothing that you already have at home to save costs on supplies! 

The water bottle jetpack makes for such a fun accessory! Kiddos will have so much a great time pretending they are flying through the sky! You could even take it one step further and make a paper bag helmet!

Tips for Making This DIY Astronaut Costume

Recycle and Reuse. To save on costs of supplies, use what you’ve got! A plain t-shirt that you don’t mind dedicating to this costume is perfect to use! Check your supply cabinet to see if you have bits and pieces of felt that can be used instead of a buying a new pack.

Space-Themed Patches. We love these space theme patches because they really made the costume look official! However, you could also save on costs by printing official images from the internet and gluing them to the costume instead.

Fabric Glue. Speaking of gluing, make sure you use a strong fabric glue so all your details will stay in place even after washing!

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Tips for Making This DIY Astronaut Costume

Recycle and Reuse. To save on costs of supplies, use what you’ve got! A plain t-shirt that you don’t mind dedicating to this costume is perfect to use! Check your supply cabinet to see if you have bits and pieces of felt that can be used instead of a buying a new pack.

Space-Themed Patches. We love these space theme patches because they really made the costume look official! However, you could also save on costs by printing official images from the internet and gluing them to the costume instead.

Fabric Glue. Speaking of gluing, make sure you use a strong fabric glue so all your details will stay in place even after washing!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

For the astronaut costume, Cut a piece of felt into strips. Two long strips and four short strips.

Step 2

Use fabric glue to secure the long strips on both sides of the front of the shirt.

Step 3

Glue the short strips around the cuffs of the shirt and the pants.

Step 4

Cut a black piece of felt, gluing several pieces together if necessary to form a belt around the bottom of the shirt and securing with glue.

Step 5

Glue NASA-Themed patches on the shirt sleeves, chest, and center of the belt.

Step 6

For the rockets, spray paint two large plastic water bottles.

Step 7

On red and yellow felt, create a fire shape and cut it out.

Step 8

Glue the yellow fire pattern inside the red fire pattern.

Step 9

Repeat for each bottle and glue inside the lid of the bottle.

Step 10

Cut black felt strips for the straps, measuring enough to fit comfortably like a backpack.

Step 1

For the astronaut costume, Cut a piece of felt into strips. Two long strips and four short strips.

Step 2

Use fabric glue to secure the long strips on both sides of the front of the shirt.

Step 3

Glue the short strips around the cuffs of the shirt and the pants.

Step 4

Cut a black piece of felt, gluing several pieces together if necessary to form a belt around the bottom of the shirt and securing with glue.

Step 5

Glue NASA-Themed patches on the shirt sleeves, chest, and center of the belt.

Step 6

For the rockets, spray paint two large plastic water bottles.

Step 7

On red and yellow felt, create a fire shape and cut it out.

Step 8

Glue the yellow fire pattern inside the red fire pattern.

Step 9

Repeat for each bottle and glue inside the lid of the bottle.

Step 10

Cut black felt strips for the straps, measuring enough to fit comfortably like a backpack.

Space-Themed Printable Worksheets

If your kiddo loves all things space and astronauts, definitely check out this space-theme printable bundle of worksheets. It’s a great way to compliment this fun DIY astronaut costume!

It is filled with over a dozen playful activities that touch upon different early childhood education skills. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

From scissor skills, to the alphabet, number recognition, counting, phonics, writing, coloring, patterns, shapes, and memory games – there is so much to explore and learn!

For more printable resources, check out our entire collection in this Printable Section.

Space-Themed Printable Worksheets

If your kiddo loves all things space and astronauts, definitely check out this space-theme printable bundle of worksheets. It’s a great way to compliment this fun DIY astronaut costume!

It is filled with over a dozen playful activities that touch upon different early childhood education skills. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

From scissor skills, to the alphabet, number recognition, counting, phonics, writing, coloring, patterns, shapes and memory games – there is so much to explore and learn!

For more printable resources, check out our entire collection in this Printable Section.

Beyond a DIY Astronaut Costume – Exploring Imaginative Play

Here are my top picks for more ways kids can engage in pretend play.

Doctor’s Kit

This adorable doctor’s kit is made of mostly wooden parts. It includes a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, blood pressure gauge, and more!

Dress Up Kit

Inspire your little ones to role play with this dress-up kit that includes 3 different careers – scientist, explorer and gardner! Great for any and all genders!

Play Kitchen

This play kitchen is not only adorable but will inspire such fun imaginative cooking play with it’s stove, oven, microwave, and storage areas!

Cleaning Set

It is surprising how much kids love this 6 piece pretend play cleaning kit! A fun way to motivate independence and a love for cleaning!

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