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How to Make a Tube Rocket

This summer my family & I went to watch the Space Shuttle launch at the Kennedy
Space Center.  We drove down to a town called Titusville and settled in a park to
watch the spectacular view.  Now keep in mind that we have seen several launches
from our own backyard and they have been awesome, but we wanted to have a closer view.
We waited, we saw and we heard the amazing sounds of the shuttle.  It was incredible!  

After that experience, my son has been fascinated with the space shuttle and astronomy.
He now has stars in his bedroom, the planets, a space shuttle model, a constellation lamp and so on.

For a fun activity, I asked him if he wanted to make his own space rocket and he loved the idea,
so this is what he made.
How to Make a Tube Rocket
     To make a cool rocket with your child or children this is what they will need.
A string of yarn, glue,  toilet paper tube, construction paper, markers,
crayons, paint,  tape and scissors.

Allow your child to color or decorate the tube with crayons, markers, stickers or paint.
let them by the artist, you supervise.
Using construction paper, cut two triangles that are about 2 inches wide and
1 1/2 inch tall.  Fold the triangles in half, then rub the glue on the crease of the triangle
and paste it on the tube.  Take the construction paper and cut a circle about 4 inches in diameter,
 then cut it in half.
Turn the half circle into a cone and secure it with glue or tape.
Tape or glue the cone to the top of the rocket.
Cut the yarn into several strips and tape it to the inside  bottom of the rocket.
How to Make a Tube Rocket
Now you have a rocket!
Hope you and your kids enjoy making your rockets!


  1. That looks like a cool little project!!!

    Heather from Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  2. Wow! That is a fantastic rocket! I've got to keep this one in mind.

  3. Will definitely have to try this with my boys as the school holidays are coming up and they would love to do this.

  4. I'm your newest follower! Hopping over from BlogFrog.

    LOVE this idea!

  5. What a cute idea. I bet he had a blast making that. My kids are in High School & College... I miss the days when they were young.

    Anne @

  6. Love it! Going to try and do this project with my 4 year old! Thanks!
    New follower thanks to MBC/SimplyFollow...
    Stop by

    aka Bizee Mama


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