Hayley Rides Into Space Rocket Craft


Explore outer space without leaving your home! After reading “Hayley Rides Into Space” in the StoryTime section of the Homer app, take a few minutes to reinforce the lesson and pretend to be Sally Ride with your child, too. Make your own rocket out of these household items.


  • Paper towel roll
  • White construction paper
  • Orange, yellow or red construction paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Orange tissue paper


  1. Wrap a piece of white paper around a paper towel roll and use the tape to keep it in place.
  2. Cut a 4-inch diameter circle out of the red construction paper.
  3. Cut a slit from the edge of the circle to the center of the circle. Overlap the edges of the circle at the slit so that it forms a cone shape. Tape the cone together, then trim off any overhanging paper at the bottom of the cone.
  4. Use tape to fasten the cone to one end of the rocket ship. Reinforce with glue.
  5. Cut 2 strips from aluminum foil and glue them around the paper tube. (Folding the aluminum in a sturdy way makes for an easier wrap.)
  6. Cut out 3 triangles from the red construction paper. Glue or tape the triangles to the base of the rocket.
  7. Cut a 6-inch square piece of orange construction paper. Slide it into the bottom of the paper tube and use glue to keep it in place.

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