Paper rockets

Paper Rockets

For this activity you will need:

A copy of the Rocket Template for each child (3 per page).
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 making the rockets here

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
Fold the fins along the dotted lines
Attach fins to the other end of tube with thin strips of tape
Insert straw and blow
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