BOREDOM BUSTERS
from Dorling Kindersley Great ideas for things to make and do at home

 

So, it may not be great weather but don't let that spoil your fun!

We've got together with publishers Dorling Kindersley to bring you excerpts from their fabulous book 200 BOREDOM BUSTERS by Paul Scott. Each month we'll give you a super new idea for things to make and do at home which you can download and keep.

Don't forget that the book has 200 ideas in it so if you want to get your hands on the whole thing, you can purchase it online from Dorling Kindersley.

 

BALLOON-PROPELLED ROCKET

Make this colourful tissue-paper rocket and watch it fly across the room!

  1. First blow up a long balloon and wrap a sleeve of tissue paper loosely around it. Decorate the tissue paper so that it looks like a rocket.
  2. Tape a straw lengthways along the top of the rocket sleeve. Thread string through the straw. Tie the string to two chairs to make the rocket runway.
  3. Now remove the first balloon and blow up another. Without tying the end, insert this balloon into the rocket sleeve and ...let go!

We'll have another great idea next month!


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