DIY 4-Step Rocket Launcher

DIY rocket launcher

With just a few supplies, your child can launch a paper rocket at home! This straw rocket activity is super fun for your aspiring astronauts, and only takes a few minutes to make.

Things needed to make the rocket launcher :

materials needed to make rocket
  • Colorful 8.5”x11” paper 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Bendy Straws

Making the launch tube for the rocket

the launch tube made out of paper for DIY rocket launcher

1. Cut a piece of a rectangle so that the length wraps around the straw. It doesn't have to be exact, just eyeball it and cut the paper. 

Materials required for launch tube
Apply glue to make the launch tube

2. Wrap the paper around your finger and tape it so you have a tube and then fold the end of the tube and paste, so you have a closed (launch tube). 

Make the launch tube
Make the launch tube

Making the rocket

STEP 1

Cut out different shapes shown in the picture.

Materials required to make the rocket launcher

STEP 2

Let your child glue them together to make the paper rocket 

Stick the pieces for rocket launcher

STEP 3

Let your child stick the launch tube at the back of the rocket. 

stick the launch tube

STEP 4

Place the rocket in a bendy straw and ask your child to blow air through the straw!

rocket ready to launch