Rubber Band Powered Cup Launcher

Rubber Band Powered Cup Launcher


Make July 4th even more exciting with a rocket launching competition in the backyard! This DIY is super simple and only requires a few cups and rubber bands.

Ages:
3 - 16
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cups (2)
  2. rubber bands (3+)
  1. Gather your materials!

  2. Place two rubber bands lengthwise across the cup, making a cross shape over the opening.

  3. Add a third rubber band around the cup, to secure the two rubber bands in place. This will be the "rocket".

  4. Get ready to launch!

    Place a second cup upside down on a flat surface. Put the "rocket" over the base cup. Holding the lip of the rocket cup, pull down and release! Watch your "rocket" go flying!