Friday, December 3, 2010

Practically a law of nature ...

Give a kid a a gift, and they'll play with the box.

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So, without further explanation: I present ROCKET BOX.

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WHAT YOU'll NEED


* The bottle separators from a LARGE case of wine
* Scissors
* Hot melt glue gun

MAY BE NICE ... BUT NOT NECESSARY

* Paint
* Glitter
* Markers

TOTALLY A SPLURGE

* The wine that came in the box.

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WHAT YOU DO

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* Take the inserts out of the box.
* Cut away one section of cardboard from a four-section piece.
* Cut the top of the remaining tabs into triangles.
* Fold so that you have a square box and pointed end.
* Glue the edges in place creating a box and nosecone.
* Cut another triangular piece and glue into the nosecone.
* Take the fourth section of cardboard and glue it into the bottom of the rocket, a section will extend past the box. Allow enough extra space so that it "catches" under the rocket's nosecone.
* Score the bottom piece of cardboard and fold it upward to make a flap.
* Add as many floors (compartments) to the rocket as will fit.
* Cut more triangles and glue to exterior ... these can be handles.
* Decorate or leave plain

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* Spend the next several hours in test-flight operations.

Also ...

thanks, dad


Say 'Thanks' to the engineer. He likes to be appreciated.

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1 Comments:

Blogger just one foot said...

LOVE the pictures! They really make this post! I'm enjoying 'catching up' on your blog. I always love it!

Judy
justonefoot.blogspot.com

December 13, 2010 at 10:26 AM 

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