We're going to create a simple air pressure powered paper rocket that you can put together in a only a few minutes. I made this for my kid (five), but it would be a fun project for an older child to make and fly, too. I used to build them all the time in Jr. High.
Warning: Hot glue? It gets hot. If your kid is making one of these, adult supervision would be a good thing.
Yet Another Warning: Rockets are pointy. Don't be an idiot and point these at people's faces.
Step 1: Materials
To build the rocket, you'll need the following materials:
- 1 sheet of 8.5x11in paper
- Masking or Painter's tape (use colored tape for colored rockets)
- A ball point pen like the one pictured or a large drinking straw (for the launcher)
- A hot glue gun and glue stick (if you don't have this, you can use regular white glue, but you'll be waiting a couple of DAYS for the glue to fully dry)