The Best Match Rocket Ever!!

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Intro: The Best Match Rocket Ever!!

For this instructable it will only cost you about $5 and most of the tools needed will be found around the house and it will only take you about 10 minutes to make.

2 kebab skewers
roll of duct tape
8x2 inch of aliminium foil
container of any sort
a pair of scissors
a firework fuse
25 matches

Step 1: Step 1

The first step is very easy, all you have to do for this step is to tape the two skewers together with the tape you have at the bottom and top.

Step 2: Step 2

For this step you have to collect your match ends. You do this by getting your scissors and clamping them at the begining of the red bit of the match and gently wiggle the sc issors releasing the flakes into your your container.

And do this for all the other matches.

once finished use your scissors and just cut up all the bits until it turns into a fine powder.

Step 3: Step 3

now you need to pour your match powder in to the end of the foil and then place the firework fuse into the middle of the powder.

Step 4: Step 4

Now for this step you fold the foil over about five times and then twist the ends to keep it secure.

Step 5: Step 5

Now you only have to tape the foil to the skewer and then you're finished!!

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    42 Discussions

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    fancypants23

    5 years ago

    a better idea than a rocket, crush match head stuff from enough matches to fill half a ping pong ball, and pour it into a small hole in the ball, seal with electrical tape with a small enough hole for a fuse, light it throw it and run

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    Irock148

    7 years ago on Step 2

    would it burn if you crushed it

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    freakyqwerty

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Being very subtle aren't you! (sarcasm)
    Did you relise there was a 'be nice policy'? Mabey that box at the bottom of the reply box is too subtle.
    Also try to keep your grammer up to scatch.

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    chamster

    8 years ago on Step 5

    there's an instructable that shows u how to make a engine and it's just like that except whithout the skewer

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    chamster

    8 years ago on Step 4

    how do u make a homemade fuse? Could u dip it in lighter fluid and let it dry? Or mix match head powder in it?

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    xiaosijun

    8 years ago on Step 5

    i made a even better match rocket. email me if you are interested. xiaosijun@gmail.com. trust me. i will surprise you

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    xiaosijun

    8 years ago on Step 4

    so you bought the fuse instead of make the fuse by match head powder

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    ilpug

    9 years ago on Introduction

    WARNING... DO NOT DOE THIS WITH STRIKE-ANYWHERE MATCHES (THE TWO TONE ONES) BECAUSE CUTTING HTEM WITH SCISSORS CAN MAKE THEM EXPLODE, ANDTHAT ISNT A GOOD IDEA IF YOUR HANDS ARE OVER A LITTLE CAN OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE MATCH POWDER.

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    ilpug

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i think that this type of project would be better applied in making fireworks instead of rockets... the explosive force of the match fuel is not well directed by the flimsy foil body... more likely to blow up.

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    Illamadilittledragon

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yes this match rocket does fly but only around 10feet which is quit a lot considering that two boxes of matches were used

    this instructable stinks! I followed the instructions exactly except I used a homemade fuse (some cloth) and the phosphorous just fell out of the rocket. The second time it blew a holle in the side of the rocket!!!

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    Illamadi

    10 years ago on Introduction

    nah its a match rocket and i no the difference between bottle rockets and match rockets got any ideas on how to improve it

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    KitemanIllamadi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    My only thought would be "does it need two skewers?"

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