Introduction: Diy Match Rocket

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a simple match rocket made of materials i found at my houses easily made roflmao

Step 1: Get Crackin

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get the items needed witch are
a paper clip
a small piece of aluminum foil
and scissors
getting started

Step 2: Cut It Off

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cut the heads off two matchsticks save one of the sticks put the two match heads next to each other and next to that goes the stick lay them down in the aluminum foil like so

Step 3: Almost Done

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now fold it up tight pill out stick so it looks like this

Step 4: Get Ready

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make stand from paper clip like so

Step 5: Done

slide match rocket on stand and hold flame under til it shoots check out more vids at


admin (author)2008-07-14

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

TjT (author)2009-05-04

Hey the mythbusters did this! (sort of) They got 1000000000 Matches and lit them!! BOOM

mashedpotato13 (author)TjT2009-05-26

Actually it's 1,000,000, you got 1 billion

unclex6 (author)mashedpotato132011-04-12

i like octillion ( 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)



stefannasehi (author)TjT2009-06-07

actually they made a bomb not a rocket

Football viking boy (author)2011-03-26

Pics are WAY to fuzzy

popscott3 (author)2010-07-26

Hey This reminds me of taking my contacts out! (bluurry)

pyro4226 (author)2009-04-13

break open some bottle rockets and put that in the foil.

Noodle god (author)2009-01-03


dadoffour (author)2009-01-03

I remember my Dad making these during dinner when we were kids. Maybe I should make some for my kids tomorrow night.....

yeerk21 (author)2008-08-15

wat if i use 3 match heads?

LoneWolf (author)yeerk212008-12-17

Yo yeerk21 that's a great idea I tried two and it didn't work next time i'm gonna trie ten and get some of that fuse I made a couple days ago and launch like six of them at a time!!!

iluvrunescape (author)2008-09-28

i tried this is so does not work!

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