This 4th of July Rockets Printable is fun, easy, colorful and Free! While running through the yard with this in hand on that fabulous Summer day, your child will simply sparkle! Grab the Printable from my Freebie Library and let the fun begin!
4th OF JULY ROCKETS PRINTABLE
This free 4th of July Rockets Printable comes in an easy to print PDF that includes everything you need to make this fun craft. Of course, you can add ribbons and other sparkles like I did, just for fun too if you wish.
Best of all, we’re giving the 4th of July Rockets Printable away for free!
See exactly how to do it in my step-by-step photo tutorial.
Why not gather your supplies and start? Be sure to give your child a good, sharp, scissors that is age appropriate along with other quality art products so he or she can experience success!
Here’s a picture that shows just how easy it will be! Don’t worry, I’ll give you step by step directions soon! This is what the PDF will look like after you’ve printed all the pages.
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Materials Needed to make the 4th of July Rockets Printable
You will need:
- Regular Printer paper, letter size or A4 .
- A good, sharp, scissors that is the right size for your child’s hand.
- The 4th of July Rockets Printable shown above. (Download Design #012) available in my freebie library—get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
- 2 cardboard tubes or toilet paper rolls for EACH rocket you are making
- Yarn cut to 12″ or longer for EACH rocket you are making
- Pencil or paintbrush to roll strips around when twirling
- Your choice Streamer Material: Curling Ribbon, Crepe Paper, Yarn, Ribbon, Tissue Paper
- (Optional) Assorted additional items for decoration such as: Glitter, small pom-poms, sequins, plastic gems, stickers, construction paper scraps.
- Hole punch
- Paper Clips
- Glue stick
- Glue Gun-Low Temp
Step 1: Get My Free 4th of July Rockets Printable
Get the free 4th of July Rockets Printable (Download Design #012) from my Freebie Library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post).
Step 2: Print, then Gather Your Supplies
Print the pages onto regular printer paper. Although I often ask you to use card stock, this time, stick to the regular printer paper because card stock will be too stiff. After printing, gather all the supplies you need and you’ll be ready to go!
NOTE: If you don’t want to use so much colored ink, you could cut scrapbooking paper, giftwrap paper, construction paper, or other colorful pieces. The squares are 6″ by 6″ and the large circles are 4″ in diameter.
Step 3: Cut
Crafts like this one are great for practicing fine motor skills via cutting. Since there are so many straight lines in this printable, however, you might want to use a paper cutter to help cut all the pieces out and speed up the process a bit. Use a regular scissors for the round pieces though. After cutting, put all the pieces into groups so it’s easy to grab what you need while your other hand is busy holding the project.
Step 4: Make the Cylindrical Part of the Rocket
Take one of the toilet paper rolls and use your glue stick to make the entire outside of the roll sticky. Center the roll near the edge of the decorated sheet of your choice and roll it up. Smooth the paper as you go. When you get to the end, add a little more glue to the last edge of the paper and smooth it over what you’ve already put onto the roll. It’ll overlap a little bit and fit well.
Clip the ends of the paper with your scissors. Apply glue to the inside of each end of the roll and fold the paper in.
Step 5: Begin to Make the Nose Cone
Cut one or two of the cardboard tubes open and flatten. You can also use any other thin cardboard you have on hand as well. Glue each of the circular pieces to the cardboard and, when dry, cut out. Use the hold punch and make a hole in the center of each circle. Run the circle over through your hands a few times to give it a curve. Slide the edges together so they overlap. Add glue and clip it with a paper clip until it’s dry.
Step 6: Finish the Nose Cone
Take a piece of yarn and cut it to 12″ if you want a short loop on your rocket. Cut the yarn longer if you wish to have a longer loop. Bring the 2 ends of the yarn together and tie a knot. I tied mine 2 or 3 times so that it was too big to be pulled through the hole. Feed the loop of the yarn through the hole you made with your hole punch and pull it through. You might have to poke it from the back with a pencil point or other slim tool.
If you want to make sure it’s attached well, put a dab of glue ON THE TOP OF THE KNOT before you pull it snugly up against the top of the nose cone. (Putting the glue on the knot instead of the cardboard makes it easier to keep everything clean – trust me, hahaha)
Use a glue gun for this next part. Put glue around the very upper edge of the tube you decorated in Step 4. Hold the Nose Cone over it for a second so you can see if it’s level and in the right place and then, set the Nose Cone onto it like a hat. Hold it for a few seconds until it’s set. I found that it works much better than a glue stick or liquid glue for this step.
Step 7: Twirl the Streamers
Wrap the streamer pieces around a pencil or paintbrush so that they curl. Slide them off and gently pull on the ends until it’s the way you want it. If you’re adding other sorts of twirls made from curling ribbon, construction paper, crepe paper, etc., prepare them now.
Step 8: Attach the Streamers
Gather about 4 of your streamer pieces. Glue them together at one end. Take that bundle of streamers and glue it to the inside of the bottom of the rocket. Repeat this process to make more streamer bundles and add them to the rocket so they look like sparkles coming out of a rocket that’s been lit and is heading toward the night sky.
Decorate the rocket with the rounded sticker sorts of shapes that are included in the printable. You can also add your own stickers or glitter or whatever you want to make it your own, fabulous design.
Get the 4th of July Rockets Printable Here!
If you want to grab this Rocket printable for free, here’s how! Use the form below to become a subscriber to Craft Fun For Kids. Then, check your email and confirm that you meant to subscribe! Upon confirmation you’ll receive a subscriber only password that will give you instant access to my Freebie Library. There, you’ll find these printable 4th of July Rockets in easy to print PDF form. Just look for Design #012 and click the oval button and the PDF will pop right up and you can easily print it. Be sure to save it to your computer for later!
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I’d love to see how your 4th of July Rockets turn out. I know you’ll come up with some great ways to do the decorations! Please share photos of your fabulous Rockets in our Facebook group.