Quite possibly the most fun craft EVER!
These rocket straws are a super quick craft project that can lead to hours of active play time fun!! Emily declared this was the “most fun craft project EVER”, and the kids have been playing with them indoors (and out) ever since. Yay for easy projects that keep the kids entertained for long periods of time!!
During a recent trip to Target, I picked up some of these extra wide straws and was inspired to combine these with some old envelopes to make the rockets. You can even recycle junk mail envelopes for this! The kids can decorate the rockets however they would like with crayons, markers, or stickers.
To start, seal an empty envelope, then draw lines as shown. Invite your child to cut along the lines (or help him with this step, if necessary). The corner of the envelope will form the top of the rocket.
Next, cut off the bottom.
Then use tape to seal up the sides of the rocket. Leave the bottom edge open.
Invite your child over to decorate her rocket!! Added bonus points for wearing rose-colored glasses. Super groovy & stylish, yes?
You can tape on strips of tissue paper streamers too!
Insert the straw into the bottom of the rocket, and go outside for launch time!! A short quick puff of air is all it takes for these to take flight!
The kids were so proud of their rockets and have plans to make several more of them for contests to see who’s rocket can travel the furthest, highest, fastest, etc.