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Are you looking for a fun interactive summer craft for kids? This ribbon rocket is a great one for camp, birthday parties, or just to keep your kids busy. You only need to things to make it, too so it is cheap and very easy!
How To Make a Ribbon Rocket:
All you need is a toilet paper roll and some ribbon. You can make it fancier by decorating the toilet paper rolls. My son made his look like a little rocket by adding on some wings and a man sitting in it.
Cut two long strings of curling ribbon. I did them quite long (several feet), but made sure they were even. Thread them through the rocket and have someone on each end holding the two ribbons.
To make the rocket go, pull the rocket all the way up to one person. Then pull the two ribbons apart and the rocket will shoot across to the other side. Then keep it going back and forth the same way.
Here is a video of how to make the ribbon rocket work. Sometimes it is just easier to see it in action. It took us a minute to get it going.
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