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Paper Rocket

“Arts and Crafts” are cherished by many little ones, like Faye! It’s kind of her “thing,” if you will. She loves making new creations and using her imagination in whatever way she can. I think she would do arts and crafts all day long if she could. Today we are going to show you step-by-step how we created this paper rocket. My favorite part is the tissue paper attached to the end, it really gives it that “flying” effect and stretches your little one’s imagination that much further! It was so fun to make and even more fun to play with afterwards! Hope you enjoy!


  • 3 sheets of construction paper (we used green, blue, and red)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Orange streamer (or tissue paper)
  • Ruler
  • Writing utensil
  • Cardboard roll (we used a toilet paper roll)

Reference the photos below to help with each step! *Note: Adult supervision is HIGHLY recommended while using scissors throughout the activity.*


  1. Cut one sheet of construction paper (we used blue) so that it is the same length as the cardboard tube. Then, glue it around the tube. 
  2. Next, use a ruler to draw a circle with a 2 inch radius on the red paper and cut it out. 
  3. Cut out a triangle shape from your circle.
  4. Wrap the red circle around to make it into a cone and use the glue to connect the touching sides. Then, glue the cone on top of the cardboard tube.
  5. Cut out one small circle from the green paper to make a window for your rocket and glue it near the top of the rocket’s body.
  6. Use the green paper again to cut out two small triangles. Cut two slits in the bottom sides of the cardboard tube and slide either triangle into them.
  7. Finally, cut up strips of tissue paper and glue them around the bottom, inside of the cardboard tube! 

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Paper Rocket