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Mini Rocket Launch – An Arts and Science Activity

Let’s launch right into the weekend by creating mini rockets that can be launched both indoors and outdoors. Children can get creative by decorating their own rocket and learning how air pressure can move an object.

What You Will Need:

  • Paper 
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors 
  • Scotch tape
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Straw


  • Cut a piece of paper into a 6cm by 12cm rectangle. Cut triangle or fin shapes to decorate the bottom of the rocket.
  • Colour a design on the paper cut-outs.
  • Roll paper around pencil as tight as you can and secure it with tape.
  • Tape fins to bottom of rocket and fold at a 90-degree angle. See picture.
  • Take the pencil out and replace it with a straw (paper or reusable straws are best as they are more environmentally friendly).
  • Launch your rocket by blowing into the straw!

Tip: Challenge children to see how far they can launch their rocket by blowing more air into the straw.








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