Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Patriotic Straw Rockets!

These patriotic straw rockets are perfect for a 4th of July craft or science activity...they're also super fun to make any time of year!

You and your kids can make straw rockets to celebrate holidays, as part of a science lesson about force and motion, or just for fun!

All you need are straws, paper, tape, crayons, and scissors!

Cut the paper into rectangles about 2" x 3", and let your kiddos decorate them.

They will get rolled up in a moment, so you really only need to decorate half the paper.

Roll the paper around a straw and tape it in place.  Make sure it is loose enough to move up and down the straw easily.

Finally, fold the top down and tape it in place.  Make sure it is air tight!

Ta da!  That's it!  Now fire your rockets by blowing into the straw!

All our kids loved this, and even the 2-year old was able to figure out how to make the rockets work.  My preschooler wanted fire on his rocket, and we had one girl who just made hers pink...I love letting everyone design their own rockets!

Do you want more great patriotic ideas?  Be sure to check out my Pinterest board for Patriotic Kids Ideas:

Follow Carla @ Preschol Powol Packets's board Patriotic Kids on Pinterest.

PS.  The super cute star background clip art on my very first picture comes from Moms & can get some free too!

I may share at any of these parties!

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Ashley said...

No need to buy bottle rockets! Featured you on Mom's Library this week!