Alka-Seltzer Rockets!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alka-Seltzer Rockets Created by OMC designer Whitney

A great project for kids!

Supplies Used:


We R Memory Keepers : Yankee Doodles 12x12 Scrapbook Pad 
Oh My Crafts : Exclusive OMC Acid Free Craft Tape - ¼” x 5 yards 
Alka-Seltzer Rocket Template (Available below)
Film Canister 

Alka-Seltzer Tablet 


1. Cut out images from the Rocket Template.
2. Use templates to trace, cut, and fold onto patterned paper.
     a. Cut the solid lines and fold the dashed lines.
3. Adhere the square to the film canister with craft tape, wrapping it around the canister entirely. It will be taller than the film canister.
4. Adhere the 3 rocket fins to the bottom of the rocket.

5. With the circle, roll into a point by overlapping the two sides next to the slit. Adhere to the top of the rocket.

6. Now it’s time to prepare for take-off!

     a. Fill the canister half-way with water.
     b. Add half a tablet of alka-seltzer and quickly place the cap on.
     c. Stand back and enjoy the surprise take-off.

Note: It is recommended to do this outside with adult supervision.

Here is the template for the rockets. To open, click on the image and it should enlarge. Print the template on white cardstock. If the template does not enlarge or does not print to the correct size, you can email contest@ohmycrafts with "Rocket Template Request" as your subject line to request a PDF version of the rocket template.

Luminaries Created by OMC designer Whitney

Supplies Used:

Lifestyle Crafts : Yearbook - Paper Bag and Embossing Machine to cut 
We R Memory Keepers : Yankee Doodles 12x12 Scrapbook Pad 
Oh My Crafts : Exclusive OMC Acid Free Craft Tape - ¼”x 5 yards 
Martha Stewart : Punch All Over the Page (Any punch would work such as Star or Starry Sky) 
Embellishments : Doodlebug Ribbon Packs- Primary, Tattered Angels Glitter Spray, Stickles, Rub-ons, thread, etc... 
Small LED Candle Lights


1. Die cut paper bag with patterned paper.
     a. Lifestyle Crafts products work with most major embossing machines such as Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Vagabond, Grand Caliber, and Epic 6.
2. Before adhering the bag together, punch out an image using the Martha Stewart: All Over the Page punch. This image will provide a hole for the light to shine through.
3. Adhere Paper Bag together with craft tape.
4. Add any type of embellishments such as ribbon, Glitter Spray, stickles (takes time to dry), buttons, etc…
5. Finish by placing a LED light inside the bag and enjoying the great night time decoration or party favor.

Happy crafting!

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