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Paper and Straw Rockets

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Party Games, Backyard Games

Activity Overview

If you are looking for a quick and easy activity to occupy the family when boredom creeps in, try out these simple paper and straw rockets. They are easy to make and are based on the concept of that tempting urge that kids have to blow the wrapper off of their straws at a restaurant. While this activity is less than appropriate at a restaurant, the backyard is fair game for this kind of fun.

Decorate your paper rockets with your own unique flair and have flying races or aim them at a target where the closest rocket is the winning one.

Materials Needed

  • Paper
  • Scotch Tape
  • Glue
  • Plastic Straw
  • Crayons or markers

How to Make Them

  1. Decorate the paper with crayons or markers.
  2. Place some glue on one of the longer edged sides.
  3. Take the paper and roll it around a pencil starting from the opposite side.
  4. Seal the top of the paper rocket with scotch tape.
  5. Insert a plastic straw into the hole in the bottom of the paper tube that you have created.
  6. Place the end of the straw in your mouth and blow to send the paper flying.

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