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
- Orange tissue paper
- Wrap a piece of white paper around a paper towel roll and use the tape to keep it in place.
- Cut a 4-inch diameter circle out of the red construction paper.
- 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.
- Use tape to fasten the cone to one end of the rocket ship. Reinforce with glue.
- 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.)
- Cut out 3 triangles from the red construction paper. Glue or tape the triangles to the base of the rocket.
- 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.