Introduction: Shoot the Rainbow! Multicolored Milkshake Straw Rockets
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
You will need:
-Large multicolored milkshake straws
-An hand air pump
Step 2: Cut
First, cut each straw in half using the scissors. Do not worry about cutting them perfectly.
Step 3: Taping
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"
To "load" a straw rocket, simply take the straw and slide the open end onto the pump hose.
Step 5: "Firing"
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!
Congratulations! You now have an arsenal of straw rockets that will give you hours of outdoor fun! Enjoy!