f1is008 ~ Fireworks Rockets

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • Tweezers
  • Cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Small artist's paint brush to apply glue

1. Cut out all pieces. Do not cut the long pieces into short ones.

Crimp the end of one of the long pieces at about 1/16" inch from the end. This will help you to roll the piece in a tight roll. You will repeat all these steps for the second rocket as well.

2.  Roll the long piece into a tight roll.

3.  Paint a little glue along the blank inside surface of the end piece. Finish the roll and press to create a bond with the glue. Hold until you are sure the bond will hold.

4. Center the round disk over the top of the roll and then glue into place.

5. Take the cone top and gauge the size required by your rocket. It will be glued to the top of the round piece that is glued to the top of the roll.

6.  Once you have the correct size, paint glue to the portion that will be overlapped on the cone. Press using a pair of tweezers for a good bond.

7.  Take the red piece and fold in half. Glue blank sides together.

8. Paint glue to the top of the round disk found at the top of the roll.

9. Press the cone to the glue that is on the round disk. Make sure it is as centered and tight as possible.

10. Paint glue to the bottom of the rocket and glue to the center of the red square.


11. Take a short piece of one of the twine plys, about 1/3" and glue it near the base of the rocket to simulate a wick.
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