Make sure you check out the game "Straw Wars" we made up using the "darts".
Choking hazard. Not for small children. Adult supervision recommended.
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Step 1: Materials
-We went to Wal-Mart and The Dollar Store
Plastic end caps
-Found at home improvement stores
You can easily get these but if you don't have the time to find the parts we sell them at catsscienceclub.com as a kit. Also pitsco.com sells straw rocket kits and sells a very powerful launcher.
Step 2: Build Your Dart / Rocket
*If you have bendy straws put the caps on the bendy side. Easier to launch that way. We figured that out after this picture of course.
Snugly, bendy are such cute words ;-)
Step 3: Prepare for Launch
Step 4: Shoot Your Dart / Launch Your Rocket
Adjust as needed to get the rocket in just the right spot.
Blow into the straw hard.
Rocket / Dart will fly pretty far depending on your lung capacity.
Step 5: The Making Of Straw Wars
Make four sets of straws and launchers. Make sure that the launcher color matches the darts. If you have a larger group then four people, just make more darts. All red darts with red launcher will be on same team, all green on green team, etc.