Summer Project – Pool Noodle Rocket

Follow these instructions (and the video) to make pool noodle rockets!  

You’ll Need

  • Pool noodle
  • Serrated knife
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Craft foam sheet
  • Duct tape
  • Long nail

Instructions (see video for details/example)

Step #1 

Cut pool noodle into 12-inch (30.5 cm) length

Step #2 

Find a rubber band that’s wider than the nail.

Use the nail to punch the rubber band through the pool noodle.

Step #3 

Wrap both ends of the rubber band around the pool noodle.

Step #4 

Take another large rubber band and make a hitch around the rubber band that is inside the noodle.

Step #5

Attach another large rubber band to the previous one to extend it and make your launches more powerful.

Step #6 

Wrap duct tape around the rubber bands.

Step #7 

Cut out 3 fins from the craft foam sheet.

Step #8 

Wrap fins in duct tape.

Step #9 

Tape fins to pool noodle.

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