A "Matchstick Rocket" is a simple matchstick that its head is covered with light, thin paper.
When the matchstick gets hot the gunpowder will explode and flow of hot gas from the bottom of the paper makes the matchstick flying.
Step 1: Things you need
- Some matchsticks.
- A piece of thin paper covered with a thin layer of metal. (You can find appropriate paper in the box of cigarettes.)
- An object to use as the rocket base.
Step 2: Cutting paper
The size of the rectangle must be about 3 times more than matchstick head perimeter and height.
Step 3: Making the rocket
Step 4: Ready to launch
Find a safe place outdoors far from flammable things. Place the base somewhere and lean the rocket to the base.