Our ever favorite TP rolls have sent us to make another paper roll craft . This time we made Airplanes. This is a super easy and very kid friendly paper roll craft.
One of the things I like to do is to always talk about what our project is about and what we are actually making. While we are engaged in the activity, we get a great opportunity to have a causal conversation about concepts. In this case, we talked about the 2 large wings of an airplane, a rear/tail wing ( just keeping it kid-friendly) and the presence of doors and windows.
For this paper roll craft, I set up some paint(finger paint was all I had so we used it) . You can use tempura paint or water colors. Mine just went all in with the painting but if your child prefers a brush, by all means. For the windows, we used stickers. I cut strips of construction paper for the wings and and smaller strips for the tail wing. You can always cut them to a larger and snip off to your length later. Also, remember to do a pinch fold for the tail wing.
Get ready to soar in the air !
What can you do: Try to build an airport with painters tape on the floor. Create runways for Taxi and Take off. Play pilot and control tower operations. Any Paper roll craft or any simple craft is a wonderful tool to introduce new concepts while getting creative with the child. This paper roll craft itself is just the humble beginning for an extended learning opportunity.
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