Balloon Rocket

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

Two young children cutting string with safety scissors.

Materials Needed:

  • Straw
  • Balloon
  • Twine
  • Tape
  • Scissors


  1. Cut approximately 8 feet of twine
  2. Feed the twine through the straw
  3. Attach two strips of tape to the straw for later use
  4. Attach one end of the twine to a stable surface
  5. Attach the other end approximately 8 feet apart
  6. Holding the inflated balloon by the mouth piece (don’t tie it), attach it to the straw with tape
  7. Bring the mouth of the balloon to the end of the twine
  8. Release!

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