When I saw a post at What I Live For on how to make straw rockets, I knew immediately that this activity would be a hit for my kids. They are so simple to make and so fun to play with. And I love that I didn’t spend a dime on this activity but was just able to use items I had around the house!
To make straw rockets, you will need the following:
- Paper cut into rectangles about 2″ wide by 4.5″ long (the exact dimensions are not critical, just cut your paper close to this and you will be fine)
- Straws (we used flexible straws, but I’m sure they would work well with straight straws too)
- Scotch tape
- Optional glue stick
Step 1 is to wrap the paper around a pencil or pen that is just slightly bigger than the diameter of your straws. Use glue or scotch tape to seal the tube of your rocket. (Using glue makes the rockets prettier, but using tape is faster and easier.)
Step 2 is to bend one end of your tube and tape it closed.
Step 3 is to put your rocket on a straw and blow! (It works better if you do not jam the rocket onto your straw, but keep it kind of loose.)
The kids immediately began having fun with their straw rockets.
Seems it was particularly fun to try to hit me with them. 🙂