Kids crafts Staedtler Try It Tribe Summer tutorial

How to make straw rockets

Every week during the school holidays Staedtler are setting a crafty challenge and the winner will become the next member of the Try-it Tribe. More information can be found on their Facebook here. This weeks challenge is to create a game which can be played whatever the weather. As a member of the Try-it Tribe we were sent a bundle of craft supplies and had great fun making straw rockets.

How to make straw rockets

Equipment needed to make straw rockets:
Paper
Scissors
Gel crayon pens from Staedtler
Paper straws
Sellotape

How to make straw rockets:

Cut your paper into rectangles at least 3 x 5 inches. We cut 6 for my son and 6 for my daughter, then they decorated then using the colourful gel crayon pens from Staedtler.

 

How to make straw rocketsTo make the straw rocket you place your piece of paper under the top of the straw and wrap around loosely, hold in place with tape. Fold over the top and hold in place with more tape.

How to make straw rocketsWhen you’ve made your straw rockets you can use them to challenge each other to see who can make them fly furthest.

I got both my children to stand at the edge of the patio and blew down the straw to make the rocket part fly off.

How to make straw rocketsThey had great fun seeing who could make their straw rocket fly. They are easy to pop back on the straw and have another try. You can play this inside too, try making a target or given them a container to aim at!

How to make straw rockets

4 Comments

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    Harriet
    August 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This is such a sweet little idea – so simple but the kind of thing my boys would LOVE! I might have to watch them for aiming rockets at each other though haha…

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