Cardboard Tube Rocket Ship
Activity DesignerJen Hansard
My son is always dreaming about flying to the moon in a rocket ship. With this fun and easy craft, we found a way to encourage his creative imagination while helping him see how everyday items can become something magical!
What You'll Need
How We Did It
We started building the top of our rocket first. Jackson cut a circle out of a piece of construction paper (about3" or 4" in diameter). Feel free to try different shapes, colors, and sizes--it's your rocket!
...then made a cone out of the paper. We used some glue to attach the ends together. (If the glue is not holding you can take a cloths pin and clamp it down so it can dry.) It is important to make sure that the cone fits and looks cool on your rocket before the glue dries.
Then Jackson glued the cone and the strips of paper to the toilet paper roll. At this point you could really see the rocket coming together.
As the glue was drying, we cut some fire-colored ribbon, 2 to 3 feet long. Then I helped Jackson tie them in a knot at one end. Everyone knows that the fire is the best part of a rocket so try and make this part fun. We used some sparkly red and yellow ribbon.
The last step is to attach the fire ribbon to the bottom of the rocket. Just clip the ribbon to the rocket using the clothespins.