Loo Roll Balloon Rocket 10

Rocket Bingo are hosting a competition where you have to make a Loo Roll Rocket to be in with a chance to win an iPod 7th Generation.

Now loo rolls are something that I have a lot of in our junk modeling box otherwise known as the recycling bin and as it isn’t bin day till next week, we thought we would spend the afternoon making our own loo roll rocket.  But my boys do love to challenge me and they insisted that our rocket actually move! Don’t worry your rockets don’t have to work the competition, in fact you can find out all the details of the competition here

How to make a loo roll rocket that flies 


making a loo roll rocket that works

What you need

  • Loo Rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Wool
  • Straws
  • Balloon

What to do

I asked the boys how they wanted to decorate their rockets and they decided that washi tape was the way forward, so I got out my stash and we had some fun decorating the loo rolls.  You could decorate your loo rolls in any way you wanted, paint, stickers, glitter or pens, the tape was a great as it encouraged the boys manual dexterity as they tried to keep the tape lined up on the rolls and an added bonus for me was that it wasn’t messy.

We then taped a straw inside each of the rockets and threaded some twine through it.  We tied the twine to two chairs and then blew up the baloon before taping it to the loo roll.

We then let go of the balloon and wow the rocket moved on its own! 


Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at our video below

How to Enter

The competition closes at 23.59 on the 31st of August (see the site for full details).  But entry is easy, all you need to do is make a loo roll rocket, share it off on Facebook, and read the small print for the full terms and conditions.

So why not make the most of the rest of the summer holidays and get crafting with the kids and make your own loo roll rocket.  If you do enter I would love to see it so do come back and share a link to it in the comments. 

Good luck and have fun!

Full details here on Rocket Bingo’s site, competition is not hosted by The Mad House, the promoter is Rocket Bingo and this is a featured post on their behalf.

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