Introduction: Launch Your Rocket

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Launch your Rocket

This is a fun craft for all space loving kids. This space shuttle is very simple to make and is also interactive: pull out the string to make the space shuttle reach the moon.

Time: 10 minutes

Age: Any Age

Level: Easy


  1. Piece of cardboard
  2. A straw
  3. Cotton string
  4. Sticky tape, scissors
  5. Marker and pen

Step 1: Step: 1

Draw a space shuttle, two small triangles and a round shape on the piece of cardboard and cut along.

Step 2: Step:2

Colour the shapes with markers if desired.

Step 3: Step: 3

Cut the straw into small two pieces. Insert string in both straw pieces and tape at the back as in the picture below.

Step 4: Step : 4

Tape the moon to a wall and pull out the string ends (triangles) to make the space shuttle go up and release.