A fun, inexpensive way to teach your child basic problem-solving skills as well as spend quality time with him or her is crafting. You can create exciting new toys and games with just a few simple steps. In the following article, you will learn how to make an aeroplane using Popsicle sticks. Although very simple, this little plane will even fly when thrown from higher ground. This is an enjoyable, safe activity that both you and your child can experience together.
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Things you need
- 5 Popsicle sticks
- Craft paints (your colour choice)
Stack three of the Popsicle sticks on top of each other, pinching one end between your fingers. You will keep these three sticks pinched together throughout the construction of the aeroplane.
Spread the Popsicle sticks out so they are in a triangular formation.
Take a fourth Popsicle stick and weave it through the triangular formation about halfway down the length of the three sticks. The fourth stick should go over the first stick, under the middle stick, and over the last stick.
Take the fifth Popsicle stick and weave it through the end of the triangular formation, but this time weaving it under the first stick, over the middle stick, and under the last stick.
Paint the aeroplane fun colours for a more personalised touch.
Tips and warnings
- Have a friend or your child pinch the ends between their fingers to make construction easier.