Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Patriotic Rocket Wind Catcher
While I was out shopping the other day I saw the really cool metal rocket for the 4th of July. And I thought hey we could make something like that. So I started thinking about it and decided we would make a Patriotic Rocket Wind Catcher to hang on our front porch.
When I told my daughter we were going to make a rocket she was so excited to play with it that I decided we needed to make two so I could hang one up for decoration and she had one to play with. This ended up working out great for us both.
Paper Towel Roll
Red, White, & Blue Paint
Red, White, & Blue Streamers
String (I used fishing line because it is what I had on hand)
Start by painting your paper towel roll white (may have to apply 2nd coat of paint)
While that is drying print out your cone print pattern on card stock and cut out
Cut a line from one side of the circle to the middle of the circle
Paint your circle Red (NOTE: You can print this out on red paper or even trace it out on red paper and cut it out instead of painting, we just love to paint)
Cut your painters tape into strips
Place the strips of painters tape around your paper towel roll
Paint the showing stripes red & blue (may have to apply 2nd coat of paint)
Once the paint is dry remove the tape
Cut pieces of your streamers any length you want. We cut two red, two white, & two blue for each rocket.
Now cut your streamers down the middle to make them thinner.
Apply glue just inside one end of your roll and then
Place your streamers on the glue all the way around the roll
Apply glue onto your red circle in a triangle next to your cut
Fold your circle with one end on top of the glue to form a cone, hold until glue is semi dry
Place glue on the end of your roll without streamers.
Then place the cone on top of the glue, hold till glue is dry.
Using scissors poke two holes in your tube (you want it to be on the top half of your rocket)
Thread your string through the holes and tie in a knot.
Now find a place to hang your rocket and let it fly!