Inspired by the rocket’s red glare, this rocket craft will help you celebrate Independence Day in style.
- Cardboard from an old cereal box
- Glue, nontoxic
- Hole punch
- Toilet paper tube
- Paint, nontoxic
- Newspapers or magazines, recycled
- Hemp cord
- Tissue paper, recycled
- Rubber band
- Paint and decorate a toilet paper tube, which will be the body of the rocket.
- Cut out 2 cardboard circles, one with a 3-inch diameter and one the diameter of the tube.
- Cut a 1½-inch slit into the center of the larger circle. Overlap the edges of the slit to form a cone. Secure with glue and decorate.
- Punch a hole in the tip of the cone and glue to the top of the tube.
- Glue the end of a 6-inch piece of hemp cord to the smaller cardboard circle.
- Shred old newspapers or magazines into confetti and pour it into the tube.
- Place the circle on the bottom of the rocket (don’t glue it!). Center a sheet of tissue paper over the circle.
- Pull tissue paper and hemp cord down the tube and secure with a rubber band.
- Fold tissue paper ends and cord down to create the rocket’s flame.
- Make several rockets and string together on a long cord.
- At party time, pull the string and watch the fireworks explode!