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Our very own Rachel Hobseon @ CRAFT spotted these. She writes:

This project combines two of my favorite things: crayons and rockets. It may have taken John Coker 12 years to complete this project (hey, who among us hasn’t had a case of lingering works-in-progress?) but the result was more than worth it. He’s even included a step-by-step of how he made the rockets. The detail in matching the Crayola design is pretty impressive. I just want to know if he could find a way to add in that awesome Crayola smell.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. Phillip Torrone says:

    (testing comments) rocket is my favorite color

  2. RocketGuy says:

    To get all the marks out of the sky.

    Nicely done!

    That crayon smell might actually be added by leaving a few regular crayons in the box at launch time, but then again that’s a bit of fire hazard at those temperatures…

  3. volkemon says:

    Follow the link- GREAT detail!

    BTW- it ‘only’ took 6 years, 1998-2004, as this is somewnat dated… but none the less interesting.