Instructables

Tea Bag Rocket

Picture of Tea Bag Rocket
This is a simple tea bag rocket which only takes 60 seconds to make
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Step 1: tools

Picture of Step 1: tools
The only tools you will need are:

A packet of matches
A tea bag
And pair of scissors

Step 2: Step 2

Picture of Step 2
Remove the tea bag's handle thing

Step 3: Step 3

Picture of Step 3
Tear and fold the tea bag open as seen in the picture

Step 4: Step 4

Picture of Step 4
Cut one end of the tea bag and throw tea leaves out

Step 5: Step 5

Picture of Step 5
Cut other end off

Step 6: Step 6

Picture of Step 6
PLace vertically on a plate, light match and ignite the top of the tea bag

Check out the link for an example

i tried it but nothing special... another option is to scratch the head of some matches 4-5 boxes indeed :P to gather some gunpowder... fulfill the tea bag with the powder and close it tight; then torch it! you will have an awesome tea bag rocket and.. many burnt fingers :/
Gliucoza5 years ago
nothing special
I did this exactly and all that happened was that the tea bag burnt all the way down to the bottom. No rocket.....did I do something wrong?
Ruhan (author)  strongbad27975 years ago
Try different types of tea bags, some of the expensive tea bags do not work as well. The tea bag should burn to the bottom and then ashes will take off as the flame gets to the bottom of the tea bag.
IceAnubis Ruhan5 years ago
Well.. what kind of tea bag are you using? It looks like Lipton Rooibos.
beanbaker5 years ago
That is just something that you would never expect to see from stuff in the kitchen, freaked out one of my friends. Thanks for putting this up!
Bigilow Tea works the best. Been doing this for years.
keng5 years ago
try this instead of the virus codex video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdzPix9CKck
shooby5 years ago
What video format is that, and why are you using it?
hedgiehog5 years ago
we did this in science class the other week. You have to remember not to do it in drafty rooms,
21GeeOff215 years ago
i lit a bunch of these at once one time twas a much bigger mess than i expected well not really a big mess i guess just annoying pieces of burnt feathery lookin things to vacuum