We talked about inventions with our airplanes and based them (loosely) on the Wright brothers first successful models. You can use them in a transportation unit, a history unit, or just for fun!
- 8 1/2 craft sticks
- glue (I used hot glue, but you can use Elmer's if you and your children are more patient!)
1- Assemble the airplane. Follow the directions in the image below:
2- At this point, several of our airplanes disappeared outside for some serious sand-box acrobatics. They came back looking like the first image in this post! The kids had a blast, and the planes were easy enough to dust off and paint. Of course, I gave the children the option of painting or leaving them as they were, and they all wanted paint. So, the next step is to paint them! I let them work on a paper plate, but if your work surface is safe the plate is not necessary.
That's it! Enjoy your masterpieces!
I may share at any of these parties!