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What is easy to make, fun to shoot, and takes only 10 minutes of your time? Pneumatic Paper Rockets!

These take only 5-10 minutes to make, but provide a lot of fun. All you need is an index card, tissue, and tape. To launch you need a bike pump with a nozzle shaped like this >. This nozzle = and this one --- wont work.

Here is a video of it in action



Thanks to KelliShaver's Instructable for inspiration.
 
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Step 5: Cover top

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Your rocket should now look like picture 1.

Put a piece of tape over the top, so it looks like picture 2.

Step 6: Create inner weight

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Take a piece of tissue (picture 1), and crumple it into a small ball (picture 2). Now insert the tissue into the straw (picture 3). Take some glue (hot glue or Elmer's glue), and put a little spot on the top of the tissue (picture 4). Now stick the straw all the way into the barrel (picture 5).

WARNING: HOT GLUE IS HOT! IT CAN BURN, SO BE CAREFUL.

Step 7: Attach outer weight

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Take another piece of tissue, and crumple it up. put this on a piece of tape, as shown in picture 1. Then put this on the top of the barrel (picture 2). You might want to seal it with some more tape. Picture 3 shows the rocket thus far.

Step 8: Finishing the rocket

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Now, you just have to wait until the glue dries. Then you can pull the straw out. If it does not come out, just blow in the straw.
NE patsrock3 years ago
i didnt c it in the vid but it looks pretty kool
sparky2012 (author) 6 years ago
Post your highest launch distances here!!!
Mine was 20ft!
longer straw=longer distince?
chanchanman5 years ago
STUPID
splurshy6 years ago
Dude this is so simple and awsome.
sparky2012 (author)  splurshy6 years ago
How far did you launch it?
ft
32
i havent made it but im working on it now (i also have the wrong pump)
haha it looks like a piece of crud but it's pretty cool. good instructable. I bet I could get it higher just using one pump. but I will have to do that later.