For this instructable it will only cost you about $5 and most of the tools needed will be found around the house and it will only take you about 10 minutes to make.

2 kebab skewers
roll of duct tape
8x2 inch of aliminium foil
container of any sort
a pair of scissors
a firework fuse
25 matches

Step 1: Step 1

The first step is very easy, all you have to do for this step is to tape the two skewers together with the tape you have at the bottom and top.

Step 2: Step 2

For this step you have to collect your match ends. You do this by getting your scissors and clamping them at the begining of the red bit of the match and gently wiggle the sc issors releasing the flakes into your your container.

And do this for all the other matches.

once finished use your scissors and just cut up all the bits until it turns into a fine powder.

Step 3: Step 3

now you need to pour your match powder in to the end of the foil and then place the firework fuse into the middle of the powder.

Step 4: Step 4

Now for this step you fold the foil over about five times and then twist the ends to keep it secure.

Step 5: Step 5

Now you only have to tape the foil to the skewer and then you're finished!!
a better idea than a rocket, crush match head stuff from enough matches to fill half a ping pong ball, and pour it into a small hole in the ball, seal with electrical tape with a small enough hole for a fuse, light it throw it and run
would it burn if you crushed it
there's an instructable that shows u how to make a engine and it's just like that except whithout the skewer
how do u make a homemade fuse? Could u dip it in lighter fluid and let it dry? Or mix match head powder in it?
i made a even better match rocket. email me if you are interested. xiaosijun@gmail.com. trust me. i will surprise you
so you bought the fuse instead of make the fuse by match head powder
i think that this type of project would be better applied in making fireworks instead of rockets... the explosive force of the match fuel is not well directed by the flimsy foil body... more likely to blow up.
this isnt good thats all i have to say
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3hNF1zgKpI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3hNF1zgKpI</a><br/> <sup></sup><br/> //\\ <br/>uhave made this posible ||<br/>
Does this rocket really fly, I think that its to heavy...
yes this match rocket does fly but only around 10feet which is quit a lot considering that two boxes of matches were used
i know an instructable that uses 2 matches and flies 12 feet
this instructable stinks! I followed the instructions exactly except I used a homemade fuse (some cloth) and the phosphorous just fell out of the rocket. The second time it blew a holle in the side of the rocket!!!
i kno mine to i think its tooo hevy
still good instructions and clearish photos however it doesnt work -1.5*
great rocket but too much matches
its not the best. but if your me and you have no money it is the best. infact its so good it goes off like a rocket(pun,pun).
nah its a match rocket and i no the difference between bottle rockets and match rockets got any ideas on how to improve it
My only thought would be &quot;does it need <em>two</em> skewers?&quot;<br/><br/>By the way - if you're replying to a specific comment, click the &quot;reply&quot; button under that comment - that way an email is automatically sent to alert the other person that you have replied, and a note appears on their &quot;you&quot; page.<br/>
Actually, I have another thought - a video of a launch would be brilliant.
it would
i did it b4 it went about 22m
ok by de way im doin a survey wer do u live
Ouch! Reading that is painful! Please remember that we have several members who do not speak English. They use translation software to access the site, and spelling like that does not translate electronically. It barely translates for me, and I am a native Englishman.
ok thanks
very good instructable! you have good, clear photos. The instructions are extremely easy to follow. Everything makes sense. 5*
I made a mini RPG style barrel to launch it
It is useless and childish to say you copied me. I eat breakfast, does it mean you copied? I breathe, does it mean I copied the first one to breathe? It is just useless.... by the way, good instructable. Well explained and good use of photos.
thanks ,were abouts do u live im doing a survey for school
Umm, if you mean in USA, I do not live in USA...
if you dont live in the usa it doesnt matter because i live in the UK
Then well, I live in Peru. South America.
Now I remember how I became enamored by matches as a little boy. ;)
no it's a match rocket
Ach, semantics - it's huge (by match-rocket standards) and it's built the same way as a bottle-rocket (motor at the top end of a long stick), and the stick goes with it when it's launched. (Sudden thought - unless "bottle rocket" means something else to you?)
So, this is a match-powered bottle-rocket?<br/><br/><em>Hmmm.....</em><br/>

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