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How to make a cardboard space rocket that’s out-of-this-world

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Five, four, three, two… FUN! Inspired by Share-a-Story month, we’ve perfected the ultimate step-by-step cardboard rocket. Easy? Yes! Impressive? You betcha! Guaranteed to take playtime to the next level? Abso-zooming-lutely!

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You will need:

A big cardboard box
Scissors
Tape
Felt tip pens

Step-by-step cardboard space rocket

Step 1

Step 1

First, gather together all the bits and bobs you need. Make sure you have a cardboard box that’s big enough to form the front of the rocket.

Step 2

Step 2

Use the tallest side of the box for the front of the rocket. Cut out a doorway and a window for your astronauts to peep through. Then use any leftover cardboard to cut out a triangle for the top, and two sort-of-semicircles for the wings.

Step 3

Step 3

Tape the triangle to the top of your rocket, and the wings onto the sides. It’s now starting to take shape!

Step 4

Step 4

For some extra firepower, cut out some cardboard flames and tape them onto the bottom of the wings

Step 5

Step 5

Use paint or felt tips (and anything else you like!) to decorate your rocket so it looks super snazzy up there in space.

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