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How to: make an out of this world rocket ship

Make your own rocket ship using this easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorial, inspired by star-gazing Alex from See You in the Cosmos. Are you ready to blast off..?

 

 

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Whether it's happy or sad, oh-so-scary or just downright funny, everyone has a favourite book from their childhood. From the adventures of one naughtly little bunny, to a caterpillar with a penchant for eating just about anything, here's ten books that are without a doubt, classic. Let the wild rumpus start!
Whether it's happy or sad, oh-so-scary or just downright funny, everyone has a favourite book from their childhood. From the adventures of one naughtly little bunny, to a caterpillar with a penchant for eating just about anything, here's ten books that are without a doubt, classic. Let the wild rumpus start!

 

You will need:

 

•  A plastic bottle

•  Some cardboard

•  Some coloured paper

•  Acrylic paints

•  Super glue

•  Paint brushes

•  Scissors

•  4 Leftover toilet rolls

•  PVA glue

•  The downloadable templates for the nose, window and fins

 

 

How to make it:

 

Begin by watching the video tutorial at the end of this page.

 

1. Carefully cut the bottle about two thirds of the way down

2.Using the template (or freestyle) draw one fin on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Use the first fin as a template to trace and cut out three more

3.On the cardboard, trace a medium sized circle with a smaller circle inside. Cut it out and then cut out the middle too

4.Using the circle you just cut out trace a circle on your coloured card and cut it out

5.Next, draw a large circle on another sheet of coloured card and cut it out – you can use the template or a large bowl for this.

 

 

6. Now, get your painting shirt on and be prepared to get messy! Paint the fins, window and the bottle in some intergalactic colours. Paint your thrusters and add a go faster stripe to the rocket, so it looks super speedy

 

 

7. Let’s put everything together. Cut a wedge from your larger circle and join it together in a cone shape, sticking the edges together with PVA glue. Hold in place until dry

8. Grab an adult and stick your window on with some super glue, and add your thrusters by inserting inside the bottle

9. Now add your fins using superglue too

10. Add some PVA to the top and stick it to the bottle to form the nose

 

Now your out of this world rocket is complete. Good work space cadet! 

 

3…2…1… BLAST OFF!

 

 

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