The best match rocket ever!!

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Now you only have to tape the foil to the skewer and then you're finished!!
fancypants237 months ago
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
Irock1482 years ago
would it burn if you crushed it
kruser4956 years ago
this is the same as my rocket ecept it has a skewer. try to come up with somthing your own. you copyed me
As far as I am aware, match rockets have existed as long as aluminium foil has existed. My dad taught me how to make them, and he made his first one well over 50 years ago.
doesnt matter mine is the same thing. and it better.
Being very subtle aren't you! (sarcasm)
Did you relise there was a 'be nice policy'? Mabey that box at the bottom of the reply box is too subtle.
Also try to keep your grammer up to scatch.

Match rockets have been around for a long time. All you have to do is wrap the head of ANY match with foil and hold a flame under the head. Even matchbook matches work if angled properly off some steps.
Bran kruser4956 years ago
No, he either came up with this on his own, without seeing yours, or built off of your idea. In case you haven't noticed when publishing Instructables, when you post them, you give permission (here it is: license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) to all who view it to use your idea and build off of it. Unless it is blatant plagiarism, it's fair.
Illamadi (author)  Bran6 years ago
yeh i didnt see his i made it up a week aga
chamster3 years ago
there's an instructable that shows u how to make a engine and it's just like that except whithout the skewer
chamster3 years ago
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?
xiaosijun3 years ago
i made a even better match rocket. email me if you are interested. trust me. i will surprise you
xiaosijun3 years ago
so you bought the fuse instead of make the fuse by match head powder
ilpug4 years ago
ilpug4 years ago
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.
baba sehgal4 years ago
this isnt good thats all i have to say
shinbon5 years ago

uhave made this posible ||
Does this rocket really fly, I think that its to heavy...
Illamadi (author)  littledragon6 years ago
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*
filiprey6195 years ago
great rocket but too much matches
Illamadi (author) 6 years ago
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 "does it need two skewers?"

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Kiteman Kiteman6 years ago
Actually, I have another thought - a video of a launch would be brilliant.
it would
Illamadi (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
i did it b4 it went about 22m
you copied me
Illamadi (author)  kruser4956 years ago
Illamadi (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
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.
Illamadi (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
ok thanks
i mad the same thing before you.
bigfootduck5 years ago
very good instructable! you have good, clear photos. The instructions are extremely easy to follow. Everything makes sense. 5*
i.see.fish6 years ago
I made a mini RPG style barrel to launch it
liny6 years ago
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.
Illamadi (author)  liny6 years ago
thanks ,were abouts do u live im doing a survey for school
liny Illamadi6 years ago
Umm, if you mean in USA, I do not live in USA...

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