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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...
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 rocke...
First, disassemble the pen so that all you're left with is the barrel, as shown below. Then cut two pieces of paper the length of the launcher and rou...
Now, affix a piece of tape along one long side of one of the pieces of paper, flip it over, and roll the paper, from the opposite end, loosely around ...
Next, finish covering any exposed paper with the painter's tape and slide it off the pen. Trim up the ends of the tube, to remove any excess tape.
Seal one end of the tube with tape.
Now cut three lengths of tape, approximately 2.5in long. We'll be folding these to make the tail fins for our rocket (you can do four if you really wa...
Now, carefully, take one piece of tape and fold it over on itself, leaving about 1/4in "tabs" of tape at the end. Then, using your scissors, make a 45...
Now attach the fins to the rocket body, using the little tabs of tape on each fin. Place them at equal distances around the base (the open end) of the...
Now would be a good time to plug in your hot glue gun and let it start heating up. Take the 2nd piece of paper we cut at the beginning and roll it in...
Trim the nose cone down to a reasonable size and finish covering it with tape. Make sure that the very tip of the cone is sealed good with tape, or yo...
Finally, turn the nose cone over and fill it 3/4 of the way full with hot glue. Be careful here, so that you don't burn yourself. The paper will get w...
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Posted:Jun 17, 2007
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