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Simple Straw Rockets + Free Printable! - alice & amelia
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Simple Straw Rockets + Free Printable!

We are off to Camp Bestival in a couple of weeks and as it’s space themed I thought we would get stuck into some space crafts! These simple straw rockets are so easy to make and are great fun.


These are so simple and you will probably have the bits you need laying around the house. You just need to make sure you have two different kinds of straws one that fits inside another and the rest of the steps are nice and easy. I just used some basic plastic ones and some paper straws, plastic ones fit perfectly inside the paper ones.

Plus I’ve got a FREE printable rocket template for you so you can just print that off and get going. 

All you need to make them is; 

  • FREE Printable Rocket Template
  • 4x larger straws
  • 4x smaller straws
  • Colouring Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Tape


How to make the Rocket Straws; 

  • Print out your free rocket template. Just make sure when you download it doesn’t adjust the scaling size so they print with all four on 1A4 page!
  • Colour in your rockets however you like.
  • Cut out the coloured in rockets.



  • Cut the smaller straw to the length of the rocket.
  • Tape up one end of the straw so that air can’t get out of it.
  • Place two glue dots/tape at the top and middle of the small straw and stick this to the back of the rocket- don’t put any glue/tape on the bottom half otherwise the larger straw won’t have anywhere to go.
  • Push the big straw around the small straw and there you have it! Your super simple rocket straws!


Straw Rockets labelled


Then it is time to have some fun with you rockets. You need a big puff to make your rocket take off and then see how far it flies. If it isn’t moving don’t push the larger straw too far over the smaller one keeping it on the edge works just fine and if you use paper straws like the striped ones in the picture make sure they haven’t got a wet from all the huffing and puffing!

Amelia loved doing this and seeing how far they went. You could test out different angles and have rocket races to see who’s goes the furthest!



So grab your FREE printable rocket template and get crafting as children will love these straw rockets.

Get your FREE Rocket Printable

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Thanks for reading!xx





  1. Heather
    31st July 2017 / 10:03 pm

    HI I want to do this with my class. It says my email address has already been used. Can I log in some place to get this template if you already have my email address.

    • Alice
      31st July 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Hi heather. What’s your email and I’ll send you one direct? Thank you , Alice x

  2. Marianne Hansen
    19th January 2018 / 5:28 am

    Thank you! We are launching some STEM games at our library next weekend for Literacy Day and this will be a great craft for the kids to do.

  3. Alison Nicholls
    22nd April 2018 / 9:43 pm

    We have space week at school this week, this will be a great activity for the children to do. Thank you

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