Your local early learning centre shares this adorable DIY rocket ship craft using empty toilet rolls and other household bits and pieces.
To make one rocket ship, you will need:
- Old toilet rolls
- Sheets of coloured card (in 3 different colours of your choice)
- Scissors (with adult supervision)
- Orange, yellow and red tissue paper
- From one of your sheets of coloured card, cut a rectangle wide and long enough to fit around the whole toilet roll with a slight overlap when wrapped around it.
- Ensuring the rectangle fits around the toilet roll, glue down the overlapping piece of card (you could also use sticky tape).
- Cut a 4-inch circle from another sheet of coloured card (you could use the base of a glass or compass), along with three small triangles from the same sheet of card.
- Cut a slit into the centre of the circle, then roll it and glue it into a cone shape, glue to the top of the toilet roll.
- Cut three small slits around the bottom of the toilet roll, equal lengths apart, and put glue in each one.
- Fold the little triangles in half and fit the shortest sides into the three slits, so that the triangles come out of each slit at the base of the rocket – these will be the fins of the rocket.
- From the third sheet of coloured card, cut out little windows, a door, and any other shapes or designs you’d like to add! Glue them to the body of the rocket.
- Finally, cut some squares out of the tissue paper and glue to the inside of the bottom of the toilet roll, alternating colours – you can scrunch them a little and flare them out to the sides to make them look like flames!
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