Space Week Part 2: Paper Straw Rocket

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Taking the simple straw rockets we expanded a bit to make our own since the straws we buy at the store don’t come with paper wrappers.

You’ll need a straw, paper, tape, and paper clip if you’d like.

Wrap the paper loosely around the straw and finish off with some tape. (you might need some help for this part)

Fold the top down and secure with tape or a paper clip.

You can create fins with extra paper for the end of your rocket (would be fun to see how the fins change the rocket’s flight)

When you’re ready to launch put your rocket on your launcher and blow!

As always make it your own by changing it up a bit. Use less paper, different paper, less fins, more fins etc.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. That is so cool! My first time visiting, I'm really excited to see a place for boy crafts and projects. Thanks for this super fun one – now off to check out some more.

  2. Fun and engaging! I love this idea!

    I love that it gives kids a fun payoff for doing a skill building activity with lots of room for creativity.

    Great post! I bet a lot of families will be making these in the next couple of days. This is a great 4th of July activity to keep the kids happy and busy.

    Thanks for sharing! : )

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