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How to make a Juicebox Rocket – a fun and cheap craft

Juicebox Rocket craft

Madelyn comes up with the most interesting ideas when I won’t play with her she’s bored.  I love it!

Madelyn and I were relaxing on the front porch yesterday and because I refused to play with her (oh no!) she got creative with the sand in her sandbox.  By creative I mean she got water, plastic containers, and really messy.   I sat in my chair and read Wired magazine (the actual paper magazine, not on my iPhone) while she delivered  sand-cake, sand-soup, and other deliciously messy sand-snacks for me to enjoy.  Yum!

After playing in the sandbox for about 20 minutes she got bored.  She asked for a juice box.  So, I gave her the juice box that we snagged from her Halloween party at school earlier in the day and she drank like she was parched.

Juicebox rocket craftAfter she drank the juice, she got creative with the juicebox and made a juicebox rocket out of it!

Madelyn flew her juicebox rocket all around the front yard, initiated some pretty serious launch sequences complete with sounds and some crazy spinning action!  🙂  Needless to say, I wasn’t paying much attention to my magazine anymore.  I followed Madelyn around the yard as she flew her juicebox rocket into infinity and beyond!

Supplies needed:

  • 1 juice box – unless you’re on a serious mission in which case you’ll need more juice boxes
  • 1 regular size drinking straw per rocket
  • 2 paint brushes per rocket
  • About 1 cup of moistened sand

How to make your juicebox rocket:

  • Have your child drink the juice until the juice box is empty
  • Cut a hole in the bottom of the juicebox
  • Fill the juicebox with moistened sand (so the sand doesn’t fly out as your child fly’s it)
  • Stick a straw in the sand
  • Strategically place two paint brushes in the sand – for what purpose, I don’t know.

Get in on the fun and make your own juicebox rocket with your kids!   What is the most creative thing your child has made from a juicebox?