Balloon rockets

Balloon Rockets

Create balloon rockets that race across the room using just string, some tape and a balloon. Have races, cause collisions, etc. Lots of fun!

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  • Simple (3)
  • 4+ years old
  • Rough Cost: $2


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I tried to get fancy and use a cardboard tube as the body of the rocket, rather than just connecting the balloon directly to the straw. The kids had a great time decorating the tube to look like a rocket, but we weren't able to get much distance with the rocket set up that way. I presume the extra weight added too much friction.


I'd recommend this project.

It cost about $2

It took us 20 minutes

Youngest child was 4 years old

This project was very simple (1)

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