My little lad is crazy about space and flying rockets to the moon. So together we made our own rocket from bits and pieces around the house. This little rocket is a fun and easy kids crafts project to make with your toddler, or for an older child to make on their own.
You will need:
– A toilet roll tube, or cut a kitchen roll tube in half.
– Cardboard (I used a left over cereal box)
– Coloured pens
– Sticky tape
– Red and Yellow wool, or you could use ribbon if you don’t have any wool
– Stapler (optional)
– Something to draw a circle with
(I’m using a large sticky tape roll, but a mug or pot will work too)
– Stickers if you have some.
Step 1: To make the cone for the top of your rocket take a piece of card and draw a circle on it. If your toddler wants to help with this, use something circular to draw around – we used a large sticky tape roll, but a mug or small round bowl will work too. Then Cut out the circle.
Step 2: Using the scissors cut a quarter of the circle out.
Step 3: In the corner of a piece of card draw a rocket wing and flap like this shape and cut it out.
Step 4: Use this as a template to make 3 more wings. Lay the first wing down on the card and draw around it so you have 2 the same. For the other 2 pieces turn the card over so you get a mirror image.
Step 5: Have your child colour in the cut out circle, wing pieces and tube with felt tip pen. DJ asked me to add a circle for the rocket’s window.
Step 6: Curl the cut out circle piece together to make a cone. Use a staple gun to secure it or stick it with sticky tape. If you are concerned about safety put a piece of sticky tape over the edges of the staple.
Step 7: Using scissors cut the tip of the cone to make a small hole. You will feed the wool through this hole later.
Step 8: Fold up the flaps on the wing pieces.
Step 9: Using a glue stick, stick two mirror pieces together to make one rocket wing. Then do the same for the 2nd wing.
Step 10: Stick the wings to the side of your tube. I used some sticky tape to make this extra secure.
Step 11: To make the “fire” coming out of the rocket take several long strings of wool and hold them together. Tie a single separate piece of wool around the middle of your bunch, You’ll feed this through the hole in the cone later.
Step 12: Feed the single separate piece of wool through the rocket tube first and then through the hole in the tip of the rocket
Step 13: Stick the cone to the top of your tube. I used sticky tape for this but you could also use a hot glue gun (well out of the way of your child).
Step 14: Decorate with stickers if you have any (DJ wanted to play with it right away so we didn’t get around to the stickers!)
Step 15: Your rocket is ready to play with! DJ loved “whooshing” it around our living room! You can also use the string in the top to hang it up.
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