Fun Summer Crafts for Kids: Paper Straw Rocket

by Kelin George

May 16th 2023, 3:50 am

Summer is a great time for kids to learn new things while having fun. There are many summer activities for kids that are both entertaining and educational. 

From summer crafts to outdoor adventures, there are countless fun summer activities for kids to enjoy. Engaging in summer crafts for kids is a great way to keep kids’ minds active and improve their creativity skills. 


These crafts also allow parents to bond with their little ones and spend quality time together. Also, participating in fun summer activities for kids can help develop their social skills, increase their physical activity, and promote mental well-being. So, whether it's trying out new summer crafts or embarking on exciting outdoor adventures, there are many ways for kids to learn, grow, and have fun during the summer months.


So, here’s a fun summer craft for kids—paper straw rockets. They are easy to make and fun to play with at home, with stuff you already have.  

Prepare for launch! 


Here is how your little one can enjoy making DIY Paper Straw Rockets from the printable

  • Download and print the printable template of fun rocket designs, which also includes a bonus sheet of reward stickers.
  • Give the activity sheets to your kids and help them complete the DIY paper straw rockets.
  • Cut out the rocket-themed bonus stickers and give them to your little one as a reward for finishing their rockets.
  • Prepare for launch and have lots of fun!

These DIY paper straw rockets are a great way to get creative and have fun with your kids. So why wait? Gather your materials and get ready to blast off!


Summer Craft: DIY Paper Straw Rocket




You will need:

  • Printable Template 
  • Drinking straws
  • Pipettes (or straws with a larger diameter than the above-mentioned straws)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers/crayons/paint 


Steps to follow to make a paper straw rocket:

  • Print out the paper rocket printable
  • Color each rocket using paint or crayons.
  • Cut out each rocket along the outer edge of the design. (If using a plastic pipette, cut the bottom part and attach it to the back of the rocket with tape. If using paper straws, select a wider straw and cut it to fit the length of the rocket. Tape one end of the straw completely sealed and attach it to the back of the rocket with tape.)
  • Slip the pipette or straw onto a thin straw to get to the launch position.
  • Blow a big puff of air through the thin straw.


Watch the rocket lift off into the air! The harder you blow, the higher these paper rockets will fly.

Make as many paper straw rockets as you want and see how far your rockets can launch!

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