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To create the body of your rocket, cut out a long rectangle of paper that is about 1.5 inches wide and 5 inches long. You can try out different lengths as well to see which rocket flies better! Roll the piece of paper around a straw. Make sure it’s not too tight so that it can still slide off of the straw. Tape along the seam. In order for your rocket to fly it needs to be airtight! Place a piece of tape on the end of one side of your rocket to seal it.
To create a nose for your rocket, cut out a circle of paper approximately three inches wide. Try to find something round in your home to trace out the circle, such as a cup! Cut your circle into four parts by cutting twice across the center. Take one of the pieces and roll it into a cone to create your nose. We suggest rolling it around the tip of a pencil. Tape it and attach it to the end of your rocket.
To create the fins you will need a Post-it® Notes or a square of paper approximately the same size. Fold it into a triangle and then once more into an even smaller triangle to create two fins. You can keep your fins that size or trim them to make them even smaller. Repeat one more time so you have four fins. Attach the fins to your rocket with tape. Your rocket is ready for blast off! Place it back on your straw and blow to see it fly off into space!
Plastic or paper straws
Scotch™ Kids Scissors
Scotch® Clip & Twist Tape Dispenser
Scotch® Super-Hold Tape