Coolest activity ever! We made space ships that actually shoot up into the air using plastic cups and rubber bands.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . .
Miranda was so patient with me because it took a lot of tries before I got a shot of her rocket in the air. So sorry for the funny faces, but as we say at our house, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit."
I sincerely, recommend you try this activity because it is so much fun. When I made them and tried them out the night before, I had fun playing with them too. : )
Here's What You Need:
- two plastic cups (they have to be the same size)
- two rubber bands (thin rubber bands don't work as well unless you use a drill)
- scissors or a drill (if you have one)
- rocket outlines
Here's What You Do:
- In one of the cups, cut 4 equally spaced slits on the top of the cup about a 1/2 inch long. Put a piece of tape at the top of the slit to prevent it from getting bigger. OR if you have a drill - Drill 4 small holes equally spaced apart around the cup. This works much better because then the rubber bands don't slip out of the bottom.
- Cut one of the rubber bands and slip it into two opposite slits. Tie a knot on each end. (It should be fairly tight.) Repeat with the other rubber band. (You can see what it looks like in the picture above of the rocket flying.)
- Print out the rocket outlines. Color and cut out.
- Tape rocket outlines to the rubber band cup. Pull the rocket cup down over the other cup and let fly!
I got the idea from familyfun.go.com.