Toilet Tube Rocket Popper: Futuristic Craft for Kids

Make a Rocket Popper Cracker from a Cardboard Tube to Celebrate the New Year with a Fun Futuristic Activity for Kids

Festive Rocket Popper Blaster made from a cardboard toilet paper roll tube is an easy, futuristic craft for kids. Fill this with confetti or feathers for a fun explosion of color. Ours is filled with colorful, recycled silk flowers from an old, recycled craft lei project. It's the perfect children's activity for New Year's Eve, VBS, a rocket theme Birthday, or a Fourth of July Party. Enjoy!

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New Year Futuristic Craft for Kids Easy for preschool Rocket from Cardboard Tube Toilet Roll
Futuristic Rocket Craft from recycled cardboard tube 
fun for New Year Celebrations.

How to make a rocket popper from a cardboard toilet roll tube:

Paint or decorate Toilet Tubes as desired. Set one tube aside. Cut second tube up middle, vertically. Fold over, and tape so it is slightly smaller than the other tube. Attach a large, craft stick to the outside of the smaller tube. Trace the larger tube onto construction paper, and cut out the circle. Glue paper circle with glue-stick to top of tube. Do not use hot glue! This needs to easily pop off.

Cut a strip of paper 2-3" wide and wrap around bottom of larger tube, attaching with glue stick or hot glue. Cut triangle shapes in paper to resemble the bottom of a rocket. Make a cone out of construction paper (measured to fit top of tube) attach with tape. Insert confetti, un-blown balloons, candy, or feathers into tube. Insert smaller tube on stick into base of larger tube.

Recycled Rocket Spaceship Craft for kids
Recycled Rocket Spaceship Craft for kids.
Countdown to your celebration and then push-up your rocket to explode or launch the fun! 

Recommended Reading:

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!*

Fun Game for Boys* (Yes, girls like it too!)

Rocket Story Futuristic Childrens books for kindergarten, first, second, third grade.
Rocket Story for Kindergarten thru Third grade.

Rocket Futuristic Space story for preschool three, four, five, and six year olds.
Rocket Story for 3-6 year olds (preschool).

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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.