Balloon Rockets

These balloon rockets just take a few minutes to set up but provide hours of fun!
Balloon Rockets - a classic activity that kids will love!

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Balloon rockets are a classic craft-meets-science activity and my son is the PERFECT age to find these noisy missiles hilariously funny!

  • Straw
  • String, thread or strong yarn (we used friendship thread from craftprojectideas.com)
  • Balloon
  • Tape
  • Picture of a rocket (optional – we used this one from Clker)
  • Clothespin or clip (also optional, but useful with little kids)

Balloon Rockets - a classic activity that kids will love!Thread the straw onto the string and tie each end of the string to handles, chair backs or anything sturdy so that it is taut.Balloon Rockets - a classic activity that kids will love!

Blow up the balloon and secure the clip at the end so that the air doesn’t escape. Tape the balloon to the straw.Balloon Rockets - a classic activity that kids will love!

Tape the rocket picture on top, if using.Balloon Rockets - a classic activity that kids will love!

Move the balloon to one end, remove the clip and the rocket will be released! We found that when the balloon shrunk it dropped away from the tape every time – but this made it easier to blow up again, and reattaching it to the straw was very quick.

 

This activity was such good fun for both of us!

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