an intergalatic-themed party? Well, keep in mind that every space
boy needs his own model rocket. Creating a safe, space rocket
doesn't require rocket science, according to Kevin Brauch, science
expert extraordinnaire. This simple, fun project involves using
items that you can typically find around the house.
a project like this, it is important to have adult supervision.
As well, if you don't have a lot of room inside your home, you
may want to consider doing it outside.
- film canister
(the type in which the lid fits inside)
- black construction
- black tape
- star stickers
a seltzer tablet
- 1 tsp water
Roll a piece of construction paper into a long tube, and secure
it with tape.
Remove lid off of the film canister, and fit it inside one end
of the rocket tube (*make sure you have the open end of the canister
Cut a circle out of the construction paper, create a slit into
the centre of it, then fold it up to create a cone. Secure with
a star sticker, then fit it inside the top of the rocket.
Cut out 3 triangular-shaped fins and attach to the base of the
rocket with tape.
Decorate rocket with stickers and draw space themed details with
a metallic pen.
Turn rocket over, and add half a seltzer tablet into the film
Add water, place the lid on the canister and stand the rocket
Count down from 5, and get ready for take off!
you're only limited by your imagination, and there are all sorts
of variations for this rocket-making project. A fun idea is to
have the kids compete with each other for creating the best/fastest/most-interesting