How to make a rocket

  • Difficulty Level
    Difficulty Level
    medium
  • Age
    Age
    7 to 11 years
  • Who`s crafting?
    Who`s crafting?
    Parents with kids
  • Theme
    Theme
    Space & Science

Materials:

  • Download and print the templates (click below)
  • Two cardboard tubes, one longer than the other and of different widths, for example one toilet roll and a shortened kitchen foil roll
  • One cornflakes box
  • One rubber band

Tools:

  • Power Pritt Stick
  • Pritt glue stick
  • Scissors

Backstory

Let us show you how to make a rocket so that Mr. Pritt can find out how astronauts feel at lift-off! He will surely let you into the secret as he blasts off into the sky in your homemade paper rocket. With this craft project we show you how to make a rocket with booster using paper, cardboard rolls and a rubber band. Test how high your homemade rocket can fly with your friends. How does it work? Put the rocket onto the launch pad. You will feel how the rubber band tightens. When you let go of the rocket it will fly up. But don't forget: even though it is made of paper, you can still hurt someone with it. So don't aim at people or animals!

 

 

Steps:

Step 1

First, cut out all of the parts along the solid lines on the printed out template.

Step 2

For the top of the rocket, stick the cut out template onto the cornflakes using your Power Pritt Stick. When everything is dry, you can cut it out to get a stable cardboard stencil. Push the edges of the stencil over each other to close the gap and form a point. Stick the edges together with your Pritt glue stick.

Step 3

To make the body of the rocket, stick the cut out rocket template onto the wider cardboard tube using the Power Stick. Then let them dry well. Make two small cuts opposite each other at both ends of the tube. Take a look at our pictures if you are not sure what to do. Attach a rubber band to the cuts. Put a small amount of Pritt glue on the edge of the cardboard tube and stick the rocket top on.

Step 4

Your rocket still needs wings. Stick the wings together by twos and fold the tab along the dotted line.

Step 5

Apply a generous amount of Pritt glue on the marked parts of the templates and stick the wings to the sides of the rocket.  

 

 

Step 6

Now it's time for the launch pad! Apply a generous amount of power glue on the narrow cardboard tube and stick on the cut out launch pad template. Leave everything to dry well.

Step 7

To make the launch pad base, stick the template on the cornflakes box, leave it to dry and cut it out. Now you have a stable cardboard stencil. Cut a hole along the dotted line. Ask your parents to help you if it is too difficult.

Step 8

Fold the marked tabs and stick them together using the Pritt glue stick. The base of the launch pad should look like a tunnel with a hole in the top. Slide the narrow cardboard tube into the hole. Your launch pad is finished.

And that's it!

Have fun crafting and playing! If you want more space action, take a look at our other fun craft projects. What about a cool robot and an astronaut? Your rocket would surely be welcome to join them up on the moon!

Tipps & Tricks

Ask an adult to help you cut out the boxes.