Friday, November 12, 2010

Pop Bottle Rocketship!

Even though Christmas is sneaking up on us, I don't want to get too Christmas craft crazy, so I was trying to think of something else fun and cute to do. Then it hit me! Pop bottle rocketships! There are a few different ways you can make a rocketship with your kiddies, but I chose the messiest way...PAINT!! I put a smock on D and gave him a try with different color paints on it with a big paintbrush and let him go crazy. He ended up painting his leg, hand, and forehead also, but it kept him happy for about 20 minutes LOL. Once his rocketship dries I am going to let him play with it and show him how to let it soar through the sky!! I am also going to put some beads or dried beans inside to make a rocketship shaker!!

Another way you could make the rocketship is to use glue and tissue paper; spread the glue all over the bottle and cover it with ripped up pieces of tissue paper. When the glue dries, use a black marker to make windows and other little details if you want.

Or, you could mix the paint with a little bit of liquid glue, and pour it in the bottle itself, and have your kids shake it until the inside of the bottle is coated. Turn the bottle upside down over a cup and let the paint dry. Again, use a permanent marker to make details on the bottle.

It's a cute and fun craft for a child of any age! :)

**In this picture, D is painting his rocketship**

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