- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Protective gloves
- Razor blade
- Rubber cement
Split a matchstick in half, vertically, with a razor blade. Set one piece aside. That will be the body of your plane, with the sulphur tip as the nose.
Cut the sulphur tip off the other piece of the matchstick. Trim 3 small pieces off of this matchstick, each approximately 1/8-inch long.
Lay the remaining piece of this trimmed matchstick perpendicularly on top of the matchstick that you set aside, 1/3 of the way down from the sulphur tip. The two pieces should make a perfect cross. Glue the sticks together with a drop of rubber cement.
The trimmed matchstick forms the wings of your plane. The sulphur end of the untrimmed matchstick is the nose of your plane and the opposite end of this matchstick is the tail of the plane.
Place one of the 1/8-inch matchstick pieces upright on the top of the tail of the plane. Glue it into place with a drop of rubber cement. This is your vertical stabiliser.
Glue the other two 1/8-inch pieces horizontally to either side of the tail. These are your horizontal stabilisers.
Allow the glue to dry. Your plane is ready to launch.
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