My kids find colouring in the paper the most fun until the rockets are made. Try and wrap the paper as tightly as you can around the pencil to make it pop further.


  • 1 piece of paper
  • 1 bendy straw
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 sticky tape
  • 1 scissors


  1. Cut a strip of paper 4cm wide by 8cm long. Decorate it with textas.
  2. Wrap the paper around the pencil lengthwise to form a long cylinder. Sticky tape the long edge down the entire way and then close the top down of the cylinder with sticky tape as well.
  3. Insert the bendy straw - take a big breath and blow. The paper will pop off the straw like a rocket.

Notes... These rockets will end up all over the house but the good news is if any are lost, they are easily remade. They are very light so not likely to knock things over in the house either.

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    • 07 Jan 2016
      2:30 pm

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  • I’m off to Melbourne in August and am looking for some fun activities to do with my grandson. I am certainly adding this one to my list. So simple but so much fun to make and to play with


  • Oh we love rockets. This is great!


  • That is a cool straw rocket the kids would have fun blowing them


  • good to encourage a love for science in our kids


  • A fun and unique idea; kids would absolutely love this, thanks.


  • A fun and creative project for the kids!


  • Easy project that kids will have lots of fun with. Thank you


  • Great activity to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing.


  • Best thing about this is if your child gets overexcited and breaks, rips, makes the end soggy – they’re really easy to remake.


  • Just the kind of thing kids love – a bit like a stomping rocket, but home made and possibly a bit more fun. Can see a few distance challenges coming on!!


  • great project and fun in one. Well done and thanks for sharing.

    • yeah it is a great idea and lots of simple fun for the kids. plus it is a safer activity to do. :)


  • Looks like a quick, easy and fun project for the school/Christmas holidays.


  • What a cool idea. Will impress my toddler with this trick!

    • Your toddler will be super impressed!

      • Your toddler can help make this by colour in the paper for you!


  • What a beautiful idea! It looks very easy to do too!!


  • this is so simple and easy! i bet that the kids will be doing this all day!


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