Make your own Space Rocket

With Easter holidays around the corner, here’s an easy space rocket to make that my son first made on a play-date.  My boys gave their rockets different looks, including doors, windows (and even a green alien hanging on my youngest son’s one).  They were easy and quick to make, so suited my boys’ attention spans.  All you need is:

  • 1 plastic bottle
  • 3 toilet rolls
  • Tin foil
  • Black card
  • Red / orange / yellow tissue paper

This is how we did it:

  1. Cover the bottle with tin foil, ensure the overhang is long enough to fold under the bottle so that it is all covered
  2. Draw around a cup on a black card, cut a line into the middle of the card, then overlap it to create a cone shape
  3. Stick the cone over the top of the bottle to create the nose-cone of the rocket (we used double-sided tape for this)
  4. Paint (or cover) the three toilet rolls for the rocket-boosters and stick to the sides of the rocket (we used double-sided tape)
  5. Tear off assorted colours of tissue paper and stick to the inside of the boosters to look like fire
  6. Decorate the outside of the rocket with a name, numbers, doors, windows and an alien or two…

Other space-inspired crafts:

Make your own space helmet

Make your own jet pack

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