Wanna fun project for a Dad and son to do together? Building a miniature rocket is just that kind of project.
Building the rocket took only a 1/2 an hour on each of two days. (It took two days because of cement drying time.) This little rocket went something like 750 ft into the air! Luckily for us, we live on a farm. If you live in a neighborhood, do the 3…2…1 lift-off at a park or something with lots of room. Otherwise, your little rocket is likely to land on someone’s roof a few house over!
I found the rocket and rocket engine at Walmart and bought them for Caleb’s birthday. I think it probably cost about $15.00 total. The rocket can be launched over and over, as long as you’re willing to do some minor rebuilding each time.