Introduction: Air Powered Rocket Launcher Toy
As with all 8 year olds, mine is also fascinated with space and rocket launching. So making this instructable for him.
Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Make the Base
Make a flat box with card stock. This will hod the launching contraption. Actually the straw will be there.
Step 3: Align the Straw
Make a hole in the side almost the size of the straw cross section. Make a hole in the top for the stray to stand and align properly.
Step 4: Extend the Height
Add more straw if you need to extend the height of the stray.
Step 5: Secure the Launchpad
Reinforce the box with more card stock paper and glue the straw in place. Also add the top of the box and secure it.
Step 6: Make the Rocket
With standard A4 paper make a roll just larder than the straw in diameter and length. Tighten and glue the roll. Top it with a cone to make the tip. Add fins for stability. Let it dry thoroughly before use.
Step 7: All Done
You are almost done. Now decorate the launchpad as you like and color it. I just added a launching tower besides the rocket and done for my kid.
Hold the launching station upright and blow hard on the straw. See your rocket fly.
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