Snow Rockets for Kids

FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
This winter play activity was "a blast!"
Combine art & science in a way like never before and make snow rockets!
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids

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If you have snow where you are you must give this activity a try!  Snow makes a perfect canvas for big art, and these snow rockets will leave the entire family in awe!

Snow Rockets

Materials

Method
  • Begin by heading outside and finding a clean, fresh patch of snow to use as your play space.
  • Pack the snow down so that it is firm on the surface and not fluffy.
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
  • Lay poster board on top of the snow if desired.  We did this so that we could keep a few pieces of our art.
Preparing the Rockets
  • Fill each film canister roughly 1/3 of the way with cold water.  Add a squirt of paint to each canister and stir until mixed.  
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
  • Now, break alka-seltzer tablets into 3-4 pieces.  You want to use 1-2 pieces per rocket.
  • When ready drop a few pieces of a tablet into a film canister, quickly secure the lid, and then flip the canister upside down and place it on the firmly packed snow.
  • Now, step back!
  • Within a few seconds the snow rockets will go flying high into the air!
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
  • As the rockets launch the lids will fly off and the colors inside will explode in the air, leaving beautiful works of art on the snow below.
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
  • My kids thought this was so cool and wanted to make rocket after rocket explode!  
As the rockets launched they left splatter pressure behind.
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
As they flew through the air the colors launched high before splattering into beautiful works of art on the snowy canvas below. 

FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids
And the more rockets we launched the more beautiful our snowy canvas became!
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids

FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids

We played & played until we were all out of alka-seltzer, and my girls are already asking when we will make snow rockets again!
FUN KID PROJECT: MAKE SNOW ROCKETS!  This is so cool!  Now, it just needs to snow! #snowrockets #winterscienceforkids #wintercraftsforkids

A Few Tips: The film canisters we used for this activity can be purchased here.  The washable paint that we use in our activities can be purchased on Amazon here.
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