Outer Space Straw Launcher

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Introduction: Outer Space Straw Launcher

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Time to make an outer space straw launcher! With this Instructable you'll be able to make your own rocket ship fly!

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Straws (One Straw Per Launcher)
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Markers/Pencils/Crayons
  • Scissors

Step 2: Cutting Out Your Rocket

Now it's time to make your rocket! Draw and then cut out a rocket ship and/or a UFO.

Tip: If your having a hard time drawing them you could print some rocket ships, and then cut them out.

Step 3: Coloring

Next color your space ships any way you want!

Step 4: Making Your Launcher

Cut out a small rectangle piece of paper. Next role up the rectangle and tape it to make a paper tube that is a little bigger than the straw. Tape one of the ends of the tube together. Then tape the paper tube to the rocket, with the taped side facing upward. View the pictures for more detail.

Tip: If you want you can color the part of the tube sticking out red, to give it a flame look.

Step 5: Launching

Now it's time to launch your rocket! Put one end of the straw into the paper tube. Blow through the other end of your straw, and your rocket launched!

Tip: You could do this project but instead of rocket ships you could make paper animals, objects, and anything else fly!

I hope you enjoyed this Instructable. Please comment down below with your thoughts and questions!

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    6 Comments

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    bekzclz11
    bekzclz11

    4 weeks ago

    1.
    For this project you will need: Straws (One Straw Per Launcher) Paper Tape Markers/Pencils/Crayons Scissors
    2.
    Now it's time to make your rocket! Draw and then cut out a rocket ship and/or a UFO.Tip: If your having a hard time drawing them you could print some rocket ...
    3.
    Next color your space ships any way you want!
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    redpanda12
    redpanda12

    1 year ago

    it isn't working for me

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    LuLusWorld
    LuLusWorld

    Reply 1 year ago

    If air is leaking out of the paper tube(step 4) it won't work really well. Make sure there isn't any air leaking from the paper tube or any holes in the straw. I hope this helps!

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    redpanda12
    redpanda12

    Reply 12 months ago

    thanks. I'll try to fix it.

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    MissBowden
    MissBowden

    1 year ago

    Iโ€™m a kindergarten teacher and Iโ€™m always looking for fun things that use their fine motor skills. This looks so much fun I canโ€™t wait to try it.

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    Gadisha
    Gadisha

    4 years ago

    Simple but fun, nice holiday activity for kids.