Rocket Ship

We have lot’s of toilet paper rolls as would other house holds with children who sit and unravel toilet paper. I have seen craft done with these toilet paper rolls that look very nice. Pen/pencil caddy for one is very common. So one afternoon while Daddy was busy looking after baby G, I had a bit of a craft session with Little M. Baby G is a demanding, needy little baby and I find I have very little time to do these things with Little M so craft time together is always special and cherished.

To begin with, I gave Little M and roll to decorate/ colour however she wants. She has these pens, the felt tip ones that were called texta when my nephews were little. Hers are in the shape of paint brush tip which is easier for her to colour with and the tip does not go back into the pen when she stabs the paper.

So while she was doing that, i was making the thrusters for the rocket ship. She chose pink thrusters.

Cut a strip of craft card paper. I cut one that was 5cm wide but it can be any width.



Next comes the folding bit. So take one corner and fold on itself until it’s flush against the other edge. (like above). Then fold the bottom edge up so the right edge is straight across the bottom of the triangle that was formed by the first fold. (picture below).

Folding paper demo

Folding Paper

From then onwards, just keep folding the paper on itself. They form diagonal folds.



Once the entire length of the strip is folded, cut out the parallelogram pieces. They look like a rectangle with slanty sides. You’ll need 3 of those pieces. Take 2 pieces and tape them together on those slanty sides so they form the letter V. (look at the finished picture below.) Fold them close on the joint. Take the 3rd piece and stick the slanty edge to the folded piece joint. Once done, there will be a pointy center and 3 legs.

Cut 3 slits on one end of the toilet paper roll, evenly spaced and slot each “leg” into the slit. Give the rocket ship a cone head and it’s ready to




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