Outer Space Straw Launcher




About: I am a Christian teenager who likes sharing my crafts with others!

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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    11 months ago

    Simple but fun, nice holiday activity for kids.