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08 May 2006 1127 BST

Lift-off! Make this simple rocket and watch it take off to the skies! Just follow our easy instructions.

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Step 6
Using sellotape, stick the cone on to the top of the rolled piece of paper. Make sure the film canister is at the bottom.
Step 7
Now cut out all the fins for the rocket and fold along the dotted line.
Step 8
Stick them to the base of the rocket - the film canister will help give it weight.
Step 9
Your rocket is now ready to launch!

Watch the video of the rocket taking off

Now you need to follow these instructions
for lift-off:

This rocket can fly up to two metres and is best launched outside.

1) Fill the bottom of the rocket with some water - fill the canister about two thirds of the way.

2) Put in half an alka seltzer tablet and quickly put the lid back on the film canister

3) Place your rocket on the floor and stand well back and in a few seconds you'll have lift-off!

Find out how rockets fly »


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