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How to Make a Toilet Roll Rocket

Subject: Tutorials

Description: How to make a model rocket using toilet roll tubes

Posted by David Caldwell on 03/11/13 at 13:10

A homework or craft idea for bonfire night.

You will need

  • Two Toilet Roll Tubes
  • Paperclips
  • Lollypop Sticks
  • Cardboard (cereal boxes are ideal)
  • PVA Glue
  • Masking  Tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Paints
  • Red Tissue Paper

  1. With the masking tape join the two tubes together, don’t worry about neatness as the tape will be painted over.
  2. Draw a circle on the cardboard and mark the centre of the circle with a X.
  3. Cut out the circle and cut a straight line from the edge of the circle to the centre, shape into a cone and secure by applying PVA Glue and a paperclip.
  4. With masking tape fix the cone to one end of the tube.
  5. Glue a lollypop stick to the inside of the opposite end of the tube and secure with a paperclip.
  6. Decorate the rocket with paints, we used acrylic.
  7. Scrunch up the tissue paper to simulate the rocket flame and insert into the end of the rocket.
  8. Leave the model rocket to dry for a few hours.

Keywords: rocket, bonfire night, craft, homework, toilet roll tube