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Patriotic Wooden Rocket Mobile

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Patriotic Wooden Rocket Mobile
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Patriotic Wooden Rocket Mobile

designed by Jessica Alea

Be proud of the stars and stripes with this patriotic rocket mobile made with Galaxy Glitterâ„¢.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Country Red (DAO18)
  • Saffron Yellow (DA273)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)
  • True Blue (DAO36)

Americana® Gel Stains

  • Oak (DS30)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)
  • Gold Shooting Star (DGG01)
  • Milky Way Blue (DGG05)
  • Red Nebula (DGG04)
  • Solar Flare Orange (DGG16)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • twine, jute, or string of choice
  • eye hook
  • paintbrushes
  • cardstock paper (or cardboard)
  • dry rag
  • wooden rocket


  1. Sand the rocket lightly with sandpaper. Stain the rocket with Oak Gel Stain, adding the stain onto the rocket while working in small areas. Wipe off any residue with a rag before moving onto another section. Allow to dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the cap of the rocket in Saffron Yellow. Paint a stripe of True Blue just below the cap; a thin stripe of Snow White around the center of the rocket and the rocket booster; and finally, Country Red vertical stripes around the fuselage. Allow to dry. (See photo for details.) Paint the colors with the corresponding glitter color: Snow White in Clear Ice Comet; Saffron Yellow in Gold Shooting Star; True Blue in Milky Way Blue; and Country Red in Red Nebula.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Screw the eye hook into the top of the cap. Hot glue strings to the legs of the rocket. Use the provided rocket pattern to cut three flames and six stars out of cardboard. Paint the stars Snow White and let dry. Once dry, glitter with Clear Ice Comet.
  4. Paint the flames Country Red on one end blending to Saffron Yellow on the other end, making an orange color in the middle. Let dry. Once dry, glitter the red with Red Nebula; the orange in Solar Flare Orange; and the yellow part in Gold Shooting Star.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Hot glue the flames and stars to the string. (See photo.) Hang the rocket from the ceiling for a patriotic decoration.
    Step 4 Example
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