Top 10 Airplane Crafts For Kids Of All Ages

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The sight of airplanes and choppers flying magnificently in the clear blue sky never fails to amaze kids and teens alike. Your little one loves to play with toy aircrafts. He makes numerous efforts to create a simple plane using paper and bugs you with questions like how his airplane can fly in the sky. You can help improve your young pilot’s creative skills and help him discover more about how airplanes works by teaching him some interesting airplane crafts. As always, MomJunction is here to offer you a list of ten brilliant airplane craft activities for young kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Scroll down to learn more:

Top 10 Airplane Crafts:

1. Ice Cream Candy Sticks Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • Five to six ice cream candy sticks
  • Glue
  • Knife
  • Black or blue craft paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Hold one ice cream candy stick horizontally with its narrow edge on the table.
  • Place other candy stick crossways on its front end i.e. an inch behind the front corner such that it makes the pair of wings of the airplane Glue on both the sticks such that both the sticks make the body and structure of plane as you see in the image.
  • Now, cut small pieces out of the other sticks using a knife to make the tail or rear end of the airplane. Paste the sticks’ pieces at the rear end such that they point in all four directions as you see in the figure making stabilizers, elevator, and rudder.
  • Draw small windows on the black craft paper using a pencil, cut the windows with the help of scissors, and glue them to the body of airplane art and complete the work.

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2. Clay Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful clays i.e. yellow, pink, and black clay

How To:

  • Guide your child to shape the body of the airplane out of the yellow clay. Create and elongated body of the flight.
  • Help your kid to shape the pink clay to make the pair of wings, vertical and horizontal stabilizer, elevator, and rudder of the plane as you see in the picture.
  • Use black clay to develop the mid wing of the aircraft and complete the clay flight craft. This is one of the easy and cute airplane crafts for toddlers to make.

3. Styrofoam Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • Flat thin Styrofoam sheets
  • Black marker or pencil
  • Pink and blue food colors
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Knife

How To:

  • Guide your child to draw the body and wings of the aircraft on the thin Styrofoam sheet, and cut them out using scissors. Paint both the parts blue using blue color and paint brush.
  • Use a knife and make a slit in the mid of the Styrofoam airplane body and insert the wings through it.
  • Now, cut four small pieces out of the polystyrene sheet as stabilizers, rudder, and elevator, paint them pink and glue them on the rear end of the craft as you see in the image.

4. Egg, Chocolate, And Cream Airplane:

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You Will Need:

  • An egg
  • Brown food color
  • Paint brush
  • Small chocolate bars
  • Glue
  • White and brown cream cones

How To:

  • Give your child an egg and help him color it brown using brown food color and paint brush.
  • Use small chocolate bars and create a pair of wings, elevator, rudder, stabilizers, and a couple of base legs of the airplane. Glue the chocolate pieces on the appropriate places to complete the craft.
  • Decorate the egg art by creating the eyes, nose, and mouth in the front end of the aircraft with the help of white and brown cream cones.

[ Read: Egg Crafts For Kids ]

5. Lego Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • Five to six red lego pieces
  • Small white lego pieces
  • One large black lego piece with small rods on the both sides
  • A pair of two broad rings with small hole

How To:

  • Place two red lego pieces on the big black lego and make the body of the airplane.
  • Arrange other two red lego pieces in crossways with the body of the airplane on its top to form a pair of wings. Place one red piece at the rear end of the craft to make the tail of the plane.
  • Now, put the two rods, which are at the base, in the small holes of two rings forming the wheels of the flight.
  • Place one small white piece near the front end of the aircraft as its mid-wing. Arrange rest of the white lego pieces on your table around the craft representing the air base.

6. Fruits And Candy Aircraft:

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You Will Need:

  • Sweet lime
  • Knife
  • Yellow candy canes
  • Red round candies
  • Red rectangular candies
  • Candy rings

How To:

  • Use a knife and cut slices of a fresh sweet lime. Arrange three semi-circular slices with their edges inside making a square or body of the aircraft. Complete the square by organizing two thin rectangular slices at the top as you see in the image.
  • Peel three semi-circular slices of the fruit and arrange them on the right top and form the stabilizer, rudder, and elevator. Join three slices with the help of a round red candy and thin rectangular slice.
  • Now, arrange two red wide candies at the top with the support of red candy and thin fruit slice making two red wings.
  • Place two round candy rings at the bottom of the sweet lime slice which is arranged at the bottom making two wheels of the flight. It can be one of the easy airplane crafts for kids to make using household ingredients.

7. Paper Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • One rectangular blue craft paper

How To:

  • Place a blue rectangular craft paper vertically on the table with its blue-colored side facing upwards.
  • Fold both the top corners of the paper inwards, and fold the triangle formed by bending the angles inwards.
  • Again, fold both of the top corners of the folded craft paper inwards. Turn the remaining small triangle present at the middle of folded triangles upwards as you see in the image.
  • Now, fold the piece in symmetry with one triangle on each side and bend the upper edges at both the sides into half completing the paper art.  Make an amazing plane using this simple airplane craft ideas.

8. Cardboard Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • One big long cardboard box

How To:

  • Place the big cardboard box horizontally on the floor.
  • Open the flaps at its front end outwards as you see in the image such that these flaps represent the mid wing of the airplane.
  • Open the rear end’s flaps straight lengthening the body of the flight.
  • Now, tell your child to enter the cardboard box from its rear end such that his head and hands should come out of the front end of the box and legs should be out of its rear end.
  • Tell the kid to spread his hands crossways to the body making a pair of wings of airplane craft. Legs of the boy represent the elevator, rudder, and stabilizers

[ Read: Cardboard Box Crafts For Kids ]

9. Felt Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • Yellow and blue fabric
  • Small round piece of white fabric
  • Pencil
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Guide your little learner to draw an elongated body of the airplane along with its tail using a pencil on the yellow fabric, and cut it out using the scissors.
  • Draw two equal wings on the blue fabric, and cut them out using the scissors.
  • Use needle and thread and sew one blue wing on each side of the yellow body of the aircraft.
  • Sew small circular white fabric at the front end of the airplane as the front end for the pilot.

10. Vegetable Airplane Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • One carrot
  • Small leaves of green leafy vegetables
  • One pink flower
  • Knife
  • One small toy pilot
  • Glue

How To:

  • Place the carrot horizontally with its narrow end at the back. The carrot represents the body of an airplane.
  • Cut two small leaves of a leafy green. Glue one green leaf on each side of the carrot creating a pair of wings of the plane.
  • Stick four small green leaves at the narrow end of the carrot making the elevator, two stabilizers, and a rudder of the flight.
  • Paste the pink flower at the front of the carrot.
  • Use a knife and make a slit at the top of the airplane craft and place the toy pilot in it as you see in the image. It can be one of the best airplane crafts for preschoolers.

Did you teach your creative little genius any of the above ten airplane crafts? Which aeroplane crafts did your child liked the most? Tell us. Share your ideas with ideas and opinions in the comment section below.

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