How to Make Rocket Ships

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Have kids that are crazy about anything to do with space? They can pretend to blast into the stars with these easy to make toy rockets. It's a fun, easy craft that your kids will have a great time making and playing with later.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper Towel Tube
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape or Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

How to Make Rocket Ships

  • Wrap the blue construction paper around the paper towel tube. Make the bottom edge of the paper wrap around the bottom of the paper towel tube. Wrap it with the paper laid out horizontally, so that some space is left uncovered at the top of the paper towel tube. Attach with double sided tape or glue.

  • Cut four slits on opposite sides of each other around the base of the rocket. They should be about 2 1/2 inches tall.

  • Cut two triangles out of the green construction paper that are 5 inches wide and 4 inches tall. Then cut a slit halfway down one triangle, starting from the top, and a slit halfway down the other, starting from the bottom. The triangles can be slipped together to interlock with each other, and then slipped into the slits at the bottom of the rocket. This will give the rocket its "tail".

  • Cut a strip of red construction paper big enough to wrap around the uncovered top strip of the paper towel tube. Tape or glue it in place, just as you did the blue one.

  • Measure a circle out of green construction paper that is 4 inches in diameter. Cut it out and make a slit from one "edge" to the center. Then fold the circle into a cone and tape it. Attach it to the top of your rocket with tape or glue. You are now ready to set sail for the stars!

Tips & Warnings

  • You can substitute your own color choices for the red, blue, and green construction paper.
  • Cutting the slits in the rocket can be a bit tricky. You may want to cut them yourself so kids don't slip and cut themselves with the scissors.

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