A Rollicking Rocket in Se7en Steps…

A little while ago we made an army of aliens, well Se7en million aliens need a home…


About the time that our aliens were created this very cute Charlie and Lola dollhouse debuted… and we spotted it everywhere!!! Because it is so cute!!! A brilliant project that could be extended and expanded in almost any direction. Needless to say it was the inspiration for us to make our own Rollicking Rocket. This is what you are aiming for:


Let’s Meet The Players:

  • A cardboard box, we used a big computor box, but you could just as easily make a small one out of a cereal box.
  • Paints.
  • Scissors, craft-knife.
  • Markers.
  • Magazine cuttings, pipecleaners and stickers.

Let’s Play The Game:

Step 1:We cut the basic shapes from a large cardboard box.


Two rockets, three round floors and four booster rockets.


Step 2: Then we painted them.


Step 3: Then we let the father person loose with the craft knife… simply because he measures things and I never ever do!!!


  • The Basic Shapes: Cut a slit in each basic shape, one from the top and one from the bottom.
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  • The Floors: Cut each basic shape in a line across the center, where you want the floor to go. Measure the diameter of your floor and cut the appropriate width.
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    And cut a small slit at the four “corners” (!) of the ground floor level. We attached our rocket boosters at those slits.


  • The Rocket Boosters: Cut a slit in each booster at the level you want them to attach to the rocket.
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Step 4: Pop it all together. Slide the main bits together.


Slide your floor levels in to the main rocket.


Don’t forget your boosters.


Step 5: Collect your embellishments: magazine pictures, stickers, fabric, pipe cleaners, whatever bits and pieces you come across.


Step 6: Now you just need to embellish. Embellish away!!!



Step 7: Finally add your aliens and you are done!!!


And you are done. Have Fun!!!

44 Replies to “A Rollicking Rocket in Se7en Steps…”

  1. So cute! And looks easy. I’m all for measuring, I think I enjoy the measuring and prep things more than the rest. We’re a bit mad about Charlie and Lola in this house. Charlie is so patient and Lola is just so funny!

  2. Sooo not crafty here, but this project is great. I’m going to show it to my crafty 10 year old- she’ll have a blast and she’ll probably drag the younger boys into it too.

  3. Hi O, Who wouldn’t like Charlie and Lola!!! And the father person is definitely the measurer in our house!!! Have a great day!!!

  4. Hi S, Nice to have you stop by!!! I must say, my eldest did nearly all the work on this but his younger siblings have played and played and played – their aliens have become part of the family with names and all!!! Have a great day!!!

  5. Ooooh J, Great idea, I tell you this project is limitless. Hood #1 has just taken his normal note-booking into 3d, and he can fold his creations flat and pop them into his notebook – cool!!! Our weekly newspaper (that appears on the fridge from “Somewhere”) just became 3-D. Have a great week!

  6. Absolutely love this! I’ve been “planning” to make that DIY Dollhouse for, oh years now, but haven’t gotten roundtuit (around to it) but I absolutely love the rocket idea!

  7. Hi JK … I have discovered that if I don’t get round to a project soon enough then it happens despite me, regardless of me even without me!!! Aha those little ones get older and wiser right under our noses!!! Meanwhile I have been plotting and planning a dolls house on a book case for years and years… and I see it slipping away… time, time, time… Hope you guys have a great day!!!

  8. Hay K-M, Happy Thanksgiving!!! Love your pile of Advent Books – I think I will come over and play!!! Have a Great Weekend you all!!!

  9. Hi A, Glad you like the rocket!!! I just love that you are visiting everybody this week… it is so fun to go and see who you are commenting on. It is such a brilliant friendly idea!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  10. Oooh…too clever! I have a boy here who is wild about aliens and space ships. I think that may have Papa come up with a plywood version for his next birthday. What a super idea!

  11. Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. 🙂 If you would like to display a
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