- A selection of tubular cartons.
- A selection of bottle tops.
- Masking tape.
- White card.
- Tissue paper.
- White copy paper.
- White glue (e.g. Elmers glue-all)
- Black, white and silver acrylic paint.
- Hot glue gun (for attaching plastic bottle tops).
- Small glue brush.
Make this super space rocket from bits and pieces such as empty cartons, bottle tops and scraps of card and paper.
Just follow these instructions and tips, or you can change any of the details to make the rocket in your own style.
3. Cover the rocket
with glued copy paper
and when dry, paint
the whole rocket white.
2. Collect the materials
you need and make
the basic shape.
1. Draw your ideas.
A simple way to make a paper cone.
1. Draw around a bottle cap & cut out
2. Fold the circle twice to find the centre,
then cut from the rim to the centre.
3. Overlap the cut and stick together
to make a cone.
The nose cone is made from
a bottle top, with a small
paper cone and a cocktail
Tissue paper balls
The Booster Rockets
The booster rockets are made from rolled up paper tubes, and glued to the body of the rocket. The rounded tops are simply made from glued and rolled tissue paper balls to fit the ends of the paper tubes, and are fixed in place with small strips of glued tissue.
The Rocket Engines
The rocket engines are small plastic bottle tops covered with glued copy paper and left to dry, to make them easier to paint with silver acrylic paint. Once the paint is dry the engines can be fixed to the base of the rocket, and the bottom of the booster rockets, using a hot glue gun.
The Rocket Fins
The rocket fins are cut from card, two card fins can be stuck together and the tabs folded out to stick to the body of the rocket. Two fin templates are available on Space Rocket.pdf, but you can make your own fins of whatever size and shape fits your rocket best.
Download Space Rocket.pdf and print these instructions together with a set of logos to cut out and stick on the white background areas of your rocket as required.
Add the details with black paint or strips of black paper,
cut out and fix the logos to your rocket and show it off!