- 1 small to medium oatmeal container
- 2-3 sheets construction paper
- something to help draw or trace a circle
- glue or tape
- card stock
- Decorate the container with construction paper
- Draw or trace a circle on another piece of paper (must be larger than the bottom of the container)
- Cut out the circle
- Cut a slit from the outer edge of the circle to the middle
- Form circle into a cone for the tip of the rocket
- Cut 4 2.5 inch tall equally spaced slits around the bottom of the container
- Cut out two equally sized triangles from the card stock paper, that are larger than the bottom of the oatmeal container
- Cut halfway down the middle of one triangle and halfway up the middle of the other. Slide the two triangles together to make an X.
- Take the X you have made and slide it into the bottom slits of the oatmeal container.
- Tape or glue the coned shape top to the other side of the oatmeal container
- Decorate the rocket ship however you like and blast off!
UPDATE: We did it! Of course, we changed the process a little bit to make it more personal. I decided that I wanted it to be sturdier than just an oatmeal container and construction paper, so we used an oatmeal container and foam sheets, instead. And, since I didnt actually have construction paper like I thought I did, we used scrapbooking paper to cover the oatmeal container instead. We also used some stickers that we had on hand to decorate it. And finally, we poked two holes in the finished rocket and used thread to hang it from the ceiling in his room. Dacota loved, loved, loved this craft! We may make another one in the near future, we need to get some more oatmeal first! Which makes me think that this would be a great motivator to get your kids to eat their oats! :) Here are the pics from our project! Enjoy!
|medium oatmeal container, glue, and a compass to make the top|
|Cota gets to choose his decorative paper|
|He quickly realized how this was supposed to go|
|trimming off the excess paper|
|applying glue to the back of the paper to attach it to oats can|
|we traced a circle on some foam for the cap, or "hat," as he called it|
|for the bottom, I cut a square of foam, then cut it in half diagonally to make 2 triangles|
|cutting out the circle for the cap|
|drawing windows. He did a super job! Such concentration!|
|I eventually realized that I should have measured the square first, as I had to trim it down to size|
|cutting slits in the bottom of the can for the flaps|
|I think he is in love. Notice his matching shirt! :)|
|Finished product, hanging in Cota's room.|
|Making the rocket "fly" with my hair dryer. I'll have to guard it from now on, lol|