DIY Rocket from a Bottle
What do you do with all those empty plastic bottles when you’re done? Do you toss them in the trash, or better yet, the recycle bin? You can save a bottle or two for a fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project. Get outdoors and make a diy bottle rocket!
Light-weigh plastic bottles work great for this, just don’t use glass. What goes up must come down, including home-made rockets. We wouldn’t want you to have to clean up bits of glass! Remember to stand back when the rocket launches becuase who knows which direction it will fly!
- Baking Soda
- Colored pencils
- Plastic bottle
- Wine cork
How to make a Rocket from a Plastic Bottle
- Tape pencils to the plastic bottle so that the flat end will touch the ground when the bottle is upside down.
- Pour vinegar in the bottle
- Add the baking soda and quickly push in the cork. You only need a little bit of baking soda
- Flip the bottle upside down and step back before it shoots away!
Make a Parachute that Soars!
For more in-air fun try making this DIY parachute for small toys! Kids can experiment with object weight, aim, and distance while watching their toys glide to the ground.
What is a Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts?
Our Discovery Boxes for kids pack a lot of fun and learning into convenient packages. Developed by teachers, crafty moms and STEAM experts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to support key developmental skills for kids ages 3-10, each Discovery Box celebrates creativity with craft projects and activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as we guide children through fun science experiments. Each box contains 4-8 Creativity and STEAM Kits, extension activities, and a 20+ page themed Green Kid Activity Guide.