In this instructable I will show you how to make stomp rockets out of house hold materials. I first saw how to make these a while back in a class when we learned about how rockets worked, I did tweak the design a bit, so this isn't quite designed by me. however, these do do a great job of explaining how rockets work and are great for class activities for students young and old.
-2 liter soda bottle
-1in wide bike tube( at least 3 ft long)
-1in wide pvc, abs pipe (at least a foot long)
-pen or pencil
Step 1: The Launching System
To make the launching system stretch the bike tube over the 2 liter soda bottle and add some tape if it doesnt seal well enough, then attach the other end of the bike tube to the pvc pipe and add tape if needed, now the launching system is done, so now we need to make a rocket.
Step 2: Making the Rocket Body
Yo make the body of the rocket start with a piece of paper and roll it up longways and place it over the pvc pipe, before you tape it make sure it can easily slide on and off of the pipe, if its to tight it wont come off, to loose and and wont go as high. So once its at the right diameter tape it down the entire rocket to seal it better. Try experimenting with different diameter rockets and see if a tighter tube works better than a looser tube.
Step 3: Add the Nose Cone
Now to make a nose cone I started out with a triangle shape piece of paper which work really well, but it doesnt really matter how you make as long as it has a cone. Once you have your paper cone taped place it on top of your rocket body, most likely there will be some "edge" sticking out, just cut this off and tape it on. now you need fins...