Water Bottle Rocket




Introduction: Water Bottle Rocket

This Instructable tells you how to create a rocket out of a water bottle and other household items. this requires some knowledge in carving but you don't need to know much. So follow the steps and have fun.

I wont guarantee it will fly. Any injuries will be your problem not mine!

Step 1: Get Your Materials

What you will need is...

1. one water bottle with cap
2. two thin pieces of wood or two business cards
3. one cork
4. duck tape
5. one Estes C6-5 rocket engine
6. Estes electron beam rocket launcher
7. Estes fuse
8. Straw
9. Estes launch pad

the tools you will need is...

1. a hot glue gun but you could use tape
2. a hobby knife
3. if you want a soldering gun

Step 2: Make the Place Where the Engine Will Go

In this step melt or cut a hole in the bottom of the water bottle make sure to make it large enough to fit the rocket engine firmly in the bottle.

Step 3: Make the Fin Slots

This step you have to cut a line near the bottom of the bottle make it long enough to fit a fin that you will make later.

Step 4: Cut the Fins

This is the step where you make the fins cut it so it forms a triangle with one right angle in it.

Step 5: Attach the Fins

Now take your fins and put them in the slots that you made and take the surrounding plastic and move it towards the find you can also use a hot glue gun for this.

Step 6: Carve the Cone

Now take you knife and get carving take your cork and carve it into a cone.

Step 7: Build the Cone

Make a large hole in the cap and put the cork in the middle make sure its very firm.

Step 8: Attach the Cone

Now take your cap and either screw it on the bottle or tape it on.

Step 9: Put the Engine in the Rocket

For this step put your rocket engine into the hole at the bottom of the bottle.

Step 10: Attach the Guide Tube

In this step cut a straw and tape it to the side of the bottle.

Step 11: Launch the Rocket

This is the step where you launch the rocket

1. put the fuse in the engine.
2. put the little tab in the part where the fuse is
3. attach the rocket launcher clips where the two fuse wires stick out
4. put you rocket on the launch pad and the straw over the stick.
5. go into a field and launch the rocket.

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    4 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    If you stand back it wont hurt you. Also again I wont guarantee it will fly but it is still cool to watch.


    11 years ago on Step 11

    Cool!I never thought of using a engine to propel a bottle.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I rather think that thirst thing that happens is that the rocket motor comes loose and rattles around inside the bottle, melting it and igniting the goo.

    The whole mess will probably bounce randomly around the ground, spraying burning plastic all over the bystanders.

    Or am I just being pessimistic?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    What's holding the rocket-motor in? This looks like it may be rather unpredictable in flight... L