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Making Straw Rockets with Kids

These kids rockets are easy to make and will teach your kids a science lesson as well!
15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Two straws one that can fit inside of the other
  • Tape
  • Colored pencils markers, or crayons
  • Free printable rockets


  • Print the free printable file.
    supplies to make paper rockets
  • Let your kids color their rockets with anything you have on hand.
    coloring rockets
  • Cut all of the rockets out with scissors. Older kids can do this step themselves.
    cut out rockets printed on paper
  • Cut the larger straw to fit on the back of the rocket.
    cutting straws for rockets
  • Tape one end of these tubes closed.
    taping straws closed
  • Tape the straw piece to the back of one of the paper rockets.
    assembling a rocket from paper
  • Add the second rocket on top with additional tape.
    assembling a kids rocket
  • Add in your smaller straw and your rocket is ready to play!
    adding a straw to a rocket