How to Make Straw Rockets (with Printable Rockets and Moon Target)

Learn how to make straw rockets with these easy instructions. Kids will have fun blasting them off to space. Try to land your straw rocket on the moon target. Our straw rockets come with dragons because we love dragons and Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel was just released. Penguin Kids sent us a copy for review. Read more about the story below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy. Affiliate links are included in this post.

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel


In Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, the dragons are back but this time there’s a new problem. There are no tacos left in the entire world! The dragons ate them all. They want to use a time machine to go back to when there were tacos (you remember their taco party, right?). Then, they can bring some back to the future and save the tacos. As long as there is no spicy salsa to get in the way, they should be fine…

For our activity, we’re imagining that the dragons went back to the time of the great space race. They heard about a taco cave – I mean crater – on the moon. They are going to rocket themselves to the moon to get the tacos.

How to Make Straw Rockets

What You’ll Need:

  • Straws of two sizes – the small straws need to fit inside the large straws
  • Tape
  • Paper rockets and moon target (Download the free printable here.)
  • Condiment bottle (optional)

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

You’ll need to find straws of two different sizes. We used bendy straws and paper straws for the skinny straws. For the larger straws, look for milkshake straws or save straws from a restaurant. I used straws saved from Chick-Fil-A. The larger straws will be cut into 3 or 4 pieces so you don’t need as many of those.

Cut the large straws to be shorter than your rockets. Download my free rocket printable here.

Seal the top of the cut straw piece with tape. Tape the straw piece onto the back of your rocket.

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

Slide the straw piece over a skinnier straw. Blow through the straw to shoot your rocket. The kids liked the bendy straws because they could angle the rockets without moving their heads.

You can also place the skinny straw on top of a condiment bottle. Give one big squeeze and the rocket will go flying. The plastic straws seemed to work better than the paper straws on the bottle. Air leaks from the paper straws.

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

Add a dragon to your rocket.

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

Place your moon target down. Try to land your rocket on the moon to help the dragons reach the crater filled with tacos.

Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

Watch the video of how to make the straw rockets below.

Looking for more rocket ideas? Try these rocket experiments and crafts.

20 Ways to Build a Rocket: Experiments and Craft Ideas for Kids

 Dragons Love Tacos 2 Giveaway

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Learn how to make straw rockets. Blastoff the printable rockets and try to land them on the moon.

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