In the crafting sessions, we have at home with our children. It is common to make stuff they are interested in usually. Airplane craft ideas are an instant favorite for most kids, and we need to make an effort to keep this time enjoyable and full of fun to hold their attention span. Scroll down to find different crafting options to make planes in the article below with easy-to-follow instructions.

15 Best Airplane Crafts & Activities:

1. Paper Airplane Craft:

We have all made countless rockets during our school days; here, we see some simple, easy-to-follow steps to make a plane. This airplane papercraft brings a lot of joy to youngsters.

Speciality: Get ready to have a lot of fun with this easy-to-make plane.

Material:

  • Paper

How to Do:

  1. Take an A4 piece of paper and place it on the table.
  2. Let the shorter side be towards you.
  3. Vertically fold the paper into half, such that the crease remains along the middle of the longer side.
  4. Take care to see that the corners of the paper match.
  5. Use your fingers to ensure that the crease is sharp, unfold the paper.
  6. Next, fold the two corners at the top towards the center crease.
  7. Make it a point to see that the edges are aligned as close as possible to the center crease and the two outer edges of the paper touch at the crease.
  8. Now you will see two triangular flaps on each side and the top will be pointed, and the bottom should be in a straight line.
  9. Fold the flap towards the center and the top corner of the outside edge towards the center. It should be such that they meet along the vertical crease. The paper should now be like a triangle with the point at the top.
  10. Fold the paper into half and press with your finger to make the crease sharp.
  11. The wings can now be folded down by folding the paper from the top. Do the same steps on the other side.

2. Icecream Stick Aeroplane Craft:

It is common to find Popsicle sticks, and we see them in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Follow these few easy steps of airplane craft for kids to make a simple plane and have lots of fun.

Speciality: Easy steps to make a plane with readily available items

Material:

  • Mini popsicle stick for the propeller
  • Big popsicle stick for the body of the plane
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft paint
  • Wavy stick
  • Glitter, star stickers for decoration

How to Do:

  1. Keep all the materials together in one place.
  2. Place the popsicle sticks and wavy stick as shown in the picture in a plane formation.
  3. The mini popsicle stick will be the propeller for the plane.
  4. Let the glue dry completely.
  5. The children can now paint the plane and decorate it as they wish
  6. Once dry, they can proudly display their handiwork.

3. Origami Airplane:

Origami is beneficial for children as it works on eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. This aeroplane craft for preschoolers helps develop concentration.

Speciality: Making this plane using origami significantly improves finger skills.

Material:

  • Origami paper (yellow)

How to Do:

  1. Take the yellow colored paper and fold a right triangle from the left side and then unfold it.
  2. On the other side, repeat the same steps and go back to the original position.
  3. Fold a right triangle from the right and unfold so that we now see an X-shaped crease.
  4. Fold the left and right triangle inward to form X crease.
  5. The fold should now be a triangle with a rectangle beneath it.
  6. Use your thumb to fold the highest point inward and then fold the paper in half.
  7. With the folded paper on its side, you can now fold the paper in half outwards such that it matches the other edges.
  8. Make use of your thumb to fold a smaller triangle outwards.
  9. Next, flip the paper and do the steps on the other side.
  10. You can now unfold the sides to form the plane’s wings.
  11. Ensure that the wings are straight and even.

4. Balloon Airplane Craft:

Make this fascinating aeroplane craft and watch your children looking up with awe at the soaring plane that goes higher and higher!

Speciality: Enjoy making this with your children and watch a plane that flies!

Material:

  • Fivecoloredstraws
  • Cork
  • Sandpaper
  • Plastic cup with lid
  • Marker pen
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Knife

How to Do:

  1. Take a straw and slice through it lengthwise, then spread it out and insert the next whole straw through it.
  2. Cut another three straws and cut it short of forming the blades.
  3. Take a cork and cut out a thicker ring with a hole that allows the straw to go in.
  4. Use sandpaper to smoothen the rough edges.
  5. Insert this and place it at the end of the prepared straw and stick it
  6. Now, take a small plastic cup with lid and separate the lid.
  7. Close the cup with the separated lid
  8. Make a hole in the center of the lid, then three holes around the cup at an equal distance for the blades.
  9. Insert the prepared straw through the center of the middle hole and cut it basing the height of the cup
  10. Stick masking tape around the straws when you insert it into the holes to keep it tight
  11. Bend the outer end of the three straws into L shape and seal the open ends with heat
  12. Take two sheets of paper and cut out six strips of paper, two for each blade of the plane.
  13. Now, stick this on the top and bottom portion of the short straws to resemble a fan blade.
  14. Once all this is done, insert one balloon into another and fill it with air.
  15. Place this over the center holes mouth on the lid and let go, watching your plane soar high up in the sky!

5. Clothespin Airplane Craft:

Clothespins are readily available in all households and can be transformed into a cool plane with just a few simple steps of this wooden airplane craft. You can make as many as you like in different colors.

Speciality: Get ready to enjoy making super cool planes with clothespins and ice cream sticks for your little one.

Material:

  • Ice Cream sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue
  • Clothespin

How to Do:

  1. Begin by gathering all the materials together
  2. Paint the clothespins and the ice cream sticks in bright colors
  3. Arrange the sticks as shown in the picture
  4. Glue them together
  5. Take care to see that you do not get any glue on the spring of the clothespin.
  6. Allow the glue to dry completely.
  7. Your super-cool plane is ready!

6. Handprint Airplane Craft:

Airplane craft ideas are fun to make, especially when you have little kids at home as they would love to get their hands smeared with paint. These can be done in different colors.

Speciality: This handprint plane would be a memorable keepsake for you to show when your child grows up.

Material:

  • Paper
  • Paints in different colors (choose those that are safe on your child’s hands)
  • Marker pen

How to Do:

  1. First, apply paint on the child’s hands.
  2. Let your child place the hand on the paper for the hand imprint.
  3. Now you can draw the lines around it as shown in the picture.
  4. If your child is very young, you can do it for them.

7. DIY Airplane Crafts:

All of us have plastic bottles lying around in our house, and with a little effort, can make this quick and easy plane for our kids with airplane bottle crafts!

Speciality: Have fun making this super cool plane in a jiffy with readily available materials at home.

Material:

  • Empty water bottle
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen
  • Cellotape

How to Do:

  1. Begin by making different parts of the plane shown in the picture
  2. Draw the various parts on construction paper and cut out the parts such as rudders, wings, propellers, windows, etc.
  3. Glue all the parts to the bottle as shown in the picture to complete your plane.
  4. Allow sufficient time for it to dry.

8. Wooden Airplane Craft:

This is a very simple plane to make with clothespin and popsicles that are cut into various shapes and stuck together.

Speciality: This cute plane can be made with just a few simple steps and readily available materials.

Material:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Glue
  • Knife

How to Do:

  1. Paint the popsicle sticks in bright colors
  2. Use a knife to cut the popsicle stick to make the tail of the plane (adults can help children do that in case the children are too young)
  3. Attach the different parts with glue to make the plane
  4. Allow it to dry.

9. Recycled Bottle Airplane Craft:

This super easy plane is fun to play with and instils the saving habit in children as it can be used as a piggy bank too. It can be made with easy-to-follow instructions.

Speciality: This airplane craft for kids teaches the children the valuable lesson of saving money and is a cool toy.

Material:

  • Empty plastic bottle
  • Card stock paper (white and blue)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

How to Do:

  1. Take a bottle and cut out a rectangular slot for the coins.
  2. Cover the bottle in the middle with white paper
  3. Now begin to form the other parts of the plane.
  4. Draw identical pieces for the back portion of the plane on paper. It should resemble upside-down Ls.
  5. First, draw one and cut it out to be used as a template to make the second one. This way both the pieces will be identical.
  6. Cut out the rudder, engines drawn on cardstock paper. The engines would be two identical rectangles rolled into tubes.
  7. Draw and cut out the wings of the plane in the form of two identical triangles with rounded edges
  8. Make the propeller with a bottle cap and ensure that it does not slip out.
  9. Stick the different parts of the plane to the plastic bottle with double-sided tape
  10. The two rolled-up tubes can support the plane/piggy bank.

10. Toilet Paper Roll Airplane:

Learn how to make a brightly-colored super cute plane at home for your kids with readily available items using this DIY airplane crafts.

Specialty: Kids will love this super DIY plane

Material:

  • Toilet roll
  • Cardboard
  • Wire
  • Pliers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue

How to Do:

  1. First, cut the toilet roll into a curved shape.
  2. Then cut out the cockpit by flattening out the body of the plane.
  3. Make slits by cutting to attach wing and tail.
  4. Paint all the parts with acrylic paint
  5. Once dry, glue them together.
  6. Make little holes for the wheels.
  7. Insert wire with the ends rounded so that the wheel does not come out.

11. Cardboard Airplane Craft:

This is a fun aeroplane craft for preschoolers made out of cardboard, and your kids will love playing with them for hours. The cardboard being light is easy to use with these easy-to-follow instructions.

Speciality: This easy-to-make cardboard plane is a huge hit with the kids!

Material:

  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • 3 paper clips
  • Two cardboard tubes

How to Do:

  1. First, cut out the wings by cutting the cardboard tube a little less than a half. Make two big and two smaller ones
  2. Attach the wings to the bigger cardboard tube with tape as shown in the picture
  3. Attach two paper clips in the front and one clip in the back
  4. Your plan is now ready!

12. Straw and Paper Airplane:

This is a simple plane to make with straws and strips of paper, and one can experiment a lot with this craft by using different kinds of straw and heavier and lighter paper.

Speciality: This airplane papercraft can be made easily by children themselves, and they can have a lot of fun trying to fly these planes.

Material:

  • Paper straws
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock paper of different colors
  • Clear tape.

How to Do:

  1. Cut the card stock paper lengthwise to create a bigger circle and a smaller strip of paper to create a smaller circle.
  2. Use clear tape to join the strips and form circles.
  3. Assemble the plane by sticking the circles on both sides of the straw, as shown in the picture.
  4. Your plane is now ready to fly.

13. Candy Aeroplane Craft:

All children will surely love this candy plane because after playing with it, they get to eat them too.

Speciality: Airplane crafts with easy steps to make this super sweet plane loved by all kids

Material:

  • Rubber band
  • Candy in different shapes (resembling the ones in the picture)
  • Markers
  • Stickers for decoration

How to Do:

  1. Arrange the different shaped candies
  2. Choose those preferably close to the shape of the ones seen in the picture.
  3. Attach them with rubber bands after appropriately arranging them
  4. You can decorate the wings with markers and stickers to make it look attractive.

14. Egg Carton Airplane Craft:

Planes made with egg cartons are easy to make and are available in most households. You can have a fun afternoon with your kids making them.

Speciality: Use this easy-to-make aeroplane art and crafts to make planes with egg cartons

Material:

  • Egg carton made of foam, and not cardboard
  • Pen
  • Glue or clear tape
  • Coin
  • Scissors
  • Wing template

How to Do:

  1. Begin by cutting the top portion of the egg carton
  2. Download a wing pattern online
  3. Use this as a template and trace the outline on the egg carton with a pen.
  4. Cut along the lines carefully with scissors.
  5. Stick a coin securely, as shown in the picture, with glue or tape
  6. Your model plane is ready to toss and have fun!

15. Clay Airplane Craft:

This is a fun airplane craft for toddlers loved by most kids, especially younger ones, as they love to play with clay.

Speciality: Children love to mess around and play with Playdough, and this is an easy-to-do plane.

Material:

  • Playdough (Blue and Black)

How to Do:

  1. Roll the clay between your fingers
  2. Make a round ball with blue clay and elongate it to form the body of the plane.
  3. Next, take some more blue clay to shape it in the form of wings and the tail.
  4. Attach it to the body of the plane, as shown in the picture.
  5. Next, take some yellow clay and form smaller balls to place it as windows and doors for your plane.
  6. Kids can use their imagination and colors of their choice.

Keeping your children occupied when they are at home can be quite a challenging task for most parents. Read this article to know more about aeroplane art and craft and find ways that will help you have a blast creating planes from readily available material at home. Please do let us know which crafts impressed you the most!

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Q1. How do crafts help my child’s development?

Ans: Apart from helping with eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, crafts play an important role in keeping the child-focused and enhance the child’s decision-making skills. Crafting improves creativity and boosts the child’s self-esteem.

Q2. What are the things pre-schoolers learn from crafts?

Ans: Children who are pre-schoolers have the opportunity to learn about different colors, shapes in a fun way while working on crafts. It also helps with their fine motor skills development.

Q3. Why is safe crafting important?

Ans: Safe crafting is essential, especially when small children are involved. There is a danger of hurting themselves with scissors or even swallowing small objects. Adult supervision is a must when small children take part in crafting.

Disclaimer: The crafting ideas described are for educational and informational purposes only. The article aims to create general awareness through various crafting options.

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