i made a rocket ship for isaac and his cousin william for christmas (08 again, i will get caught up, i'm telling you). here's the tutorial i used. she used an egg for the rocket man, i used a smaller wood cup and bead to make mine. smaller is fun, but makes it hard to stitch in the seat.
i recall the tutorial warning you about sewing through the cardboard wings. but i would go ahead and sew over the cardboard. my wings were floppy, and needles are cheap.
isaac loves his. he will count "10! 9! 8! 7! 8! 9! 10! blast off!" (doesn't quite get counting backwards, but sure can count to twenty. this was before he was two. just have to add a little brag)
and mallory helped me paint during isaac's nap time. see the silver on her cheek and nose? i had to distract her by having her paint a tuna can for her kitty.
now the plan is to make another one, but in aqua and orange, so it can go in isaac and baby horace's room.