Rainy Day Craft: Paper Towel Roll and Foil Rocket

Luca brought this rocket home from school this week. You know something makes the cut when it shows up at the breakfast table, rides along in the car and sleeps on the pillow at night.He has not stopped playing with this since he brought it home.

I thought I’d share it since it’s an easy craft that you can make with items around your kitchen: a paper towel roll and a sheet of aluminum foil. A good activity to keep little hands busy on a rainy day.

Maybe we’ll take a trip to Jupiter to try some of their famous orange twiglets.

Here’s How To Make It:

  • Notch one end of the paper towel roll and shape it into a cone and secure it with tape. I like to use gummed paper tape since it’s sticks well to paper surfaces and you can draw, paint and glue on top of it. It’s a great addition to your craft supplies.
  • Paint on some school glue and then cover the whole thing with foil.
  • Add some stickers, paint or other decorations and you’re ready to blast off!
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11 thoughts on “Rainy Day Craft: Paper Towel Roll and Foil Rocket

  1. I love it. I’m not naturally very crafty, but I think I need to make the effort now that my oldest is creeping up on 3. This will be perfect, as I have everything I need already! As usual, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love hand made craft/toy like this one. I will make it for my son :) thanks a lot for sharing this idea. And I also love the photo, awesome!

  3. Tes, Debbie, Alex, Zane — can you tell I love any excuse to play around in Photoshop? Luca loved seeing his rocket in space! I think he might have thought it went on a galactic expedition one night while he was sleeping. I’m expecting a request to make some planets very soon.

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