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Not So Lazy Days: Kids build their own airplane toys

Updated on July 20, 2011

Arts & Crafts

Because the little one is in to airplanes, we picked up kits to build toy model airplanes for a dollar each at the craft store.

The best part about this kit from Creatology is all the supplies you need, even glue, is included in the box.

The boys both picked out stealth planes to build and paint. While the oldest one started by following the directions and painted most of his pieces before gluing, the little one wanted me to glue his plane together before he painted.

Seeing it wasn't difficult to paint after gluing, the oldest started gluing his pieces together mid-paint job.

The trickiest part was the motor, or rubber band, There are pre-drilled holes on the axle and an axle holder, but the hole on the axle holder on both needed an extra puncture for the rubber band to go through the hole. This was an easy fix.

Even though the planes don't exactly fly, the boys thought it was pretty neat they made something that moves on its own across the floor.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      A cool and inexpensive way that would give the kids hours of enjoyment. Well done.