A cardboard tube is topped with a foil-covered paper cone to form this spaceship.

Credit: Avery Powell

How to Make a Cardboard Rocket

What You'll NeedPaper towel tubes, paint and brush, paper, aluminum foil, tape or glue, clothespins, produce mesh bags, stickers, glue, scissors

Make It1. Paint a towel tube; let it dry.2. Cut a half circle of paper and shape it into a cone; secure with tape on the inside. Cover the cone with foil and tape or glue it to the top of the tube.3. Paint clothespins and let dry; clip them on the bottom of the tube.4. Tape the mesh pieces to the inside of the tube for flames.5. Decorate with stickers.

Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Parents magazine.

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