Introduction: Shoot the Rainbow! Multicolored Milkshake Straw Rockets

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It is easy to make fun things from simple household materials. There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself with just a little imagination. In this Instructable, you will learn how to create a simple collection of multicolored milkshake straw rockets that can transform a boring afternoon into hours of fun!

A special 'thank you' goes out to all of the people who helped perfect this idea over the years.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

-Large multicolored milkshake straws
-Scotch tape
-Duct tape
-Scissors
-An hand air pump

Step 2: Cut

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First, cut each straw in half using the scissors. Do not worry about cutting them perfectly.

Step 3: Taping

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Tape the tops of the straw halves closed by wrapping scotch tape around the opening and leaving a bit of tape overhanging. Next, fold the scotch tape over and wrap duct tape around the top of the straw.

Step 4: "Loading"

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To "load" a straw rocket, simply take the straw and slide the open end onto the pump hose.

Step 5: "Firing"

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To "fire" the draws, take the pump out into an open area and quickly push down the pump handle. The rocket should pop off of the hose a distance of up to 25 feet.

Step 6: Done!

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Congratulations! You now have an arsenal of straw rockets that will give you hours of outdoor fun! Enjoy!

Comments

paracordry (author)2014-02-03

Can u shoot this out of a nerf gun

nerfrocketeer (author)paracordry2014-02-03

Sadly no in respects to all N-Strike and N-Strike Elite guns, but a buzz we Barbarian, Nerf Titan, or a Nerf Big Bad Bow could be modified to shoot them.

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