A brilliantly fun and bright bonfire night art project for kids!
Making cardboard tube rockets takes me right back to being five years old at school! My kids have had a great time making these, ready to hang up all over the house to celebrate bonfire night.
What you need to make junk model rockets
- Crepe or tissue paper in any colour you like.
- Cake holders, the little tin foil ones are best, so you’ll need to get eating the egg custards…
- Flame coloured cellophane sheets or tissue paper.
- Coloured pipe cleaners or lolly sticks.
- Sticky tape.
- Ribbon or string.
How to make junk model rockets
- Spread glue all over the outside of the cardboard tubes.
- Wrap the tube in crepe paper and tuck any ragged ends into the ends of the tube out of the way.
- Fold the cake holders into pointed cones – for safety, you may want to bend over the points slightly as they do tend to be quite sharp.
- Attach the cake holder rocket top to the top of the cardboard tube using sticky tape stuck onto the inside of the tube so it’s out of sight.
- Use sticky tape to attach the pipe cleaner (or lolly stick) just inside the other end of the tube.
- Scrunch up the flame coloured cellophane or tissue paper and push it into the end of the rocket for the flames.
- Spread glue onto the outside of the cardboard tube in a pattern, then sprinkle with glitter. You can never have too much glitter!
- Tie the ribbon around the centre of the rocket and then hang them up so they look like they’re zooming up to the sky.