This is something that little kids (Elementary School Age) loveeee to make! Especially since it combines arts and crafts and has a function as opposed to just being a decoration. It only takes about 5-15 minutes to complete, and all you will need for this project is:
2 Toilet Paper Rolls
1 Roll of Duck Tape (Preferably silver for a more futuristic look!)
Step 1: Anatomy- Base
Considering the basic anatomy of a rocket (Nose Cone: Top, Base: Middle, and Fins: Bottom) we will leave one full Toilet Paper Roll (TPR) for the base.
Step 2: Anatomy- Fins
If you squish your TPR half in half and then cut it so you have two rectangles. Then you can cut those two triangles in half diagonally. This will give you four triangles which you can shape however you want to make your fins. Consider aerodynamics here and make sure that you have at least 3 fins. Use tape sparingly here, you want the posterior of the rocket to be lighter than the anterior.
Step 3: Anatomy- Nose Cone
Step 4: Wrapping It All Up!
Step 5: Take It for a Spin
When you throw your rocket, try to throw it like a football. You want a perfect spiral for the best results.
***Suggestions: Try challenging yourself by making a parachute for easier landings. Also try hitting targets on the ground for a fun little game***