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Friday
Jun242011

cardboard rocket how-to

Now that summer is here, I've been gathering ideas for things to do with my kids in-between swimming and playing. Skip to my Lou's Craft Camp is a great resource and Blonde Designs is excited to be a part of it again this year. Cindy features a different craft from guest bloggers every day for the month of June. Check out her website for great ideas and summer projects for kids.

My son has been asking to make more cardboard rockets, so I've gotten pretty good at building them quickly. Here's a step-by-step process of how to make one if you're interested in making one for your own little astronaut.

Supplies needed: 2 cardboard boxes that are about the same size, a pair of scissors and packing tape.

Step 1: Cut one side of the box to make it flat.

Step 2: Reinforce the cardboard by taping over the cut parts.

Step 3: Draw a curved line at the top of each flattened box and cut with scissors.

Step 4: Bend the boxes to make them 3-D and tape the sides of the boxes together (inside and outside). Tape the nose of the rocket last.

Step 5: Use the cardboard scraps to make the "wings" at the bottom of the rocket and tape together.

Ready for take-off!

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Reader Comments (8)

thanks Kristin, I'll have to try this. My boys will love it.

06.24 | Unregistered Commentermelanie

I made this today with my son. Thanks for the instructions!

06.27 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Now that is something so simple yet kids can't help enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing something useful again. Keep it up guys.

Eric

Hello,
I'm a maternal teacher and I think your son is ready to create things with "makedo" a connection tool box to create all things you want in 3D.
You can find it on google, even the toyshops worldwide who are selling it are on the site.
enjoy !

Mieke

10.7 | Unregistered Commentermieke

I'll have to try this. My boys will love it. Thank you so much for sharing something useful again.

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10.20 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That's so nice of you boy. You really have fun doing the stuff.

Raquel

I'll try to do this with my kids. This will be a great bonding for us on the weekend.

06.27 | Unregistered Commenterpassivhaus

This will be a very creative and good activity for your kids. I'm sure they will enjoy doing this and they will also enjoy playing with it.

08.13 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing

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