Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Age: 3 years old and above

An affordable craft gift idea for children to make for their love ones for different occasions. This can be used as a paper clip for notes and photos or magnets.

Art and craft - toy aeroplane

Purpose:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Parent and child bonding session
  • Improves fine motor skills

Materials Needed:

Materials for making your own toy areoplane

  • Wooden clothe pegs (with or without hooks)
  • Wooden ice cream sticks
  • Plastic gems
  • Glitter glue
  • UHU glue
  • Stickers
  • Felt pieces
  • Marker pens
  • Scissors

Step 1: Bend the metal hook backwards

  • Bend the metal hook of the wooden peg backwards
  • The hook enables you to hang the completed airplane up and to give it a flying illusion

How to make a toy areoplane step 1

Original hook position

How to make a toy areoplane step 1 bended hook

Bended hook position

Step 2: Preparing the tail of the airplane

How to make a toy aeroplane step 2

  • Get your child to identify the colour of the ice cream stick in which he/she would want to represent it as the tail of the airplane
  • Use a pair of scissor and cut the ice cream stick into half
  • Parents can assist in the cutting of the ice cream stick

Step 3: Attaching the tail of the airplane

How to make a toy aeroplane step 3a

  • Apply glue onto the back of the wooden peg
  • Paste ½ of the ice stick onto the top of the wooden peg

How to make a toy aeroplane step 3b

  • Apply glue onto the bottom of the wooden peg
  • Paste the other ½ of the ice cream stick onto the bottom of the wooden peg

Step 4: Creating the wings of the airplane

  • Apply glue to the front of the wooden peg

How to make a toy aeroplane step 4a

  • Paste 1 ice cream stick onto the top portion of the wooden peg
  • Flip the wooden peg to the other side and apply glue to the back of the wooden peg

How to make a toy aeroplane step 4b

  • Paste the other ice cream stick onto the bottom portion of the wooden peg

Step 5: Creating the airplane propeller

  • Cut a small piece of felt into an oblong shape
  • Apply glue to the center portion of the felt
  • Paste the plastic gem onto the center of the felt

How to make a toy aeroplane step 5a

Step 6: Attaching the propeller to the airplane

  • Apply glue to the back of the felt piece
  • Paste the felt piece to the front of the wooden peg
  • Avoid sticking onto the bottom of the opening

How to make a toy aeroplane step 6

Step 7: Decorating the airplane

  • With the glitter glue, marker pen and stickers, allow the child to decorate his/her airplane
  • Complete your airplane with a little note or Polaroid photo clipped onto it

How to make a toy aeroplane step 7

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This article was first published in The New Age Parents e-magazine