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Paper Rockets

For this activity you will need:

  • A copy of the Rocket Template for each child (3 per page).
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • Wooden dowels sharpened to a point at one end or thick pencils
  • Bendy straws
  • felt tips and other materials to decorate the rockets.

Instructions for making the rocket:

You can download the instructions for file below

The basic steps are:

  • Cut out the 3 shapes from the template

  • Wind the body round the dowel or pencil and sellotape closed
  • Cut small slits into the top of the tube you have just made
  • Twist round the pointed end of the dowel or pencil to make a cone shape and secure with tape
    pointy end
  • Fold the fins along the dotted lines
  • Attach fins to the other end of tube with thin strips of tape
    attach fins
  • Insert straw and blow