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Rocket Balloons | 4th of July Crafts for Kids

Rocket Balloons

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Make a bunch and invite kids to pair up and see who can complete the longest pass. Or form a circle and see how long the group can keep several rockets airborne by randomly tossing them back and forth.


  • Balloon
  • Ribbon
  • Dried lentils


  1. To make each rocket, use a kitchen funnel to pour 1/3 cup of dried lentils into a round balloon. Then blow up the balloon so it's about 16 inches around and knot it. For the finishing touch, tie several long ribbon streamers around the neck.