Activity Execution

Let's begin

Here's what you would need.

(if applicable)
(if applicable)
5” - 7”
Board Marker
Blank Paper
A4 size
Small, round edged
12 inches
Duct tape
½ inch width
Any other tape

Step 1:

  • Divide the paper horizontally into half.
  • Draw a line at the centre of the paper.

Step 2: 

  • Draw a circle using the tape roll at the upper portion of the paper.
  • Draw a horizontal line of 9cm in length .

Step 3: Draw a vertical line of 6 cm on the centre point and join it to the two edges of the horizontal line to create a triangle.

Join the three corners to form a triangle.

Step 4: Cut the paper into half on the line we drew in 'Step 1'.

Step 5: Let's cut the triangular and circular parts out.

Step 6: 

  • Take one of the straw, put it at the end of the paper and start rolling it until the whole paper is consumed.
  • Remove the straw and secure the paper roll with a tape.

Step 7: Pinch either one of the sides of the rolled paper and bend it over. Then tape it.
We want to block either one of the openings so that the air can not escape through both ends of the rocket.

Step 8: Mark a centre point on the circle and draw a line from this point to any point on the circle.

Step 9: Cut on the drawn line and bend one the sides out. Then overlap it to the other side to turn it into a cone.
We want our rocket to have a pointy nose so that it can cut through the air easily.

Secure it with a tape.

Let's assemble all the rocket parts!

Step 11:

  • Take out a piece of tape.
  • Make a loop out of it.
  • Stick it to the top of the rocket body (pinched end).

Step 12: Attach the fins to the rocket body.
Fins help to maintain stability during the flight.

Final look!

Time to take our first flight!

  • Insert a straw at the open end of the rocket body.
  • Hold the straw in your hand and blow in it to see the rocket launch into space!

Test Report

Let's prepare a test report for our rocket.
To do so, go to the 'Resources' tab and get the 'Test Report' printed.

Let's find the range, our rocket can fly to!

Want to try a different type of rocket?

Try NASA's young engineer rocket! [2]

Aviation Department


Last modified: Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 11:57 AM