Straw Rocket Craft

A fun activity for elementary-school aged kids. Straw rockets combine the crafty fun of cutting and coloring with learning about rocket propulsion.

The website linked from this resource page has instructions, and a printable rocket template.

Note: In our experimentation, we found that making the attached rocket tube about half the length of the rocket’s body, and attaching it close to the nose gave the best propulsion.

Sun Facts Fan

This is a fun craft for children at a solar viewing event. Print out copies of the fan, double-sided. Have them color and decorate as they please. Then fold them up accordian-style along the lines. Finally, gather the folds at one end, and fold over about an inch and tape, clip, or staple to hold it in place.