What you need:
2 cups of plain flour
2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
1/2 cup of salt
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil.
1 - 11/2 Cups of boiling water
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
Add food colouring to boiling water, and then add into dry ingredients.
Stir continuously until it becomes sticky, combined dough.
Allow to cool down then take out of bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all the stickiness has gone.
If it remains sticky then add a touch more flour.
1. Collect your supplies.
To build a homemade rocket ship you’ll need:
The first thing you’ll need to do is construct the main body of your ship, to ensure a comfortable flight for all space explorers. Cut completely through the bottle in a straight line about three-quarters of the way down from the cap. Next, draw a circle on one side of the bottle near the top using the marker pen. Carefully cut out this circle. Remember to assist young astronauts with the scissors!
Now to make sure your rocket is built for speed. Take the pieces of cardboard box and mark out four matching fin shapes. Now draw two concentric circles on the cardboard, one slightly smaller than your discarded circle of bottle plastic and one slightly larger than it. You should have created a roughly 2cm thick ring which will form your rocket’s window frame.
Carefully cut out your fins and window frame. Next unravel your toilet roll tube and reshape it into a nose cone as shown. Secure the cone over the bottle top with tape. Cut two small lengths of your thicker cardboard tube to form thrusters
Next to make your spaceship stand out from the crowd. Wrap the nose cone in tin foil and tape it down. Do the same with the window frame. Paint the body of your rocket and your fins in colours of your choosing, and paint the thrusters black.
Nearly done. Using the glue stick, attach the window frame, fins and thrusters to your rocket body. Stick coloured beads to the rocket to create lights, and add any further decorations you want – such as go-faster stripes – using strips of tin foil.
Finally, it’s time to blast off! Cut strips of red, yellow and orange crêpe paper and glue them into the ends of the thrusters to create a fiery trail as the rocket soars upwards. You’re ready for orbit.