This week Chloe had the flu so when she finally felt better yesterday, we decided to do some crafts. She has loved folding her own paper airplanes for years now and she was particularly excited about this kit, One Minute Paper Airplanes ($12.01 on Amazon by Andrew Dewar (published by Tuttle Publishing). Finally she said she could make a really fast high-flying plane. The kit comes with 12 beautiful planes that can be easily popped out by my 6 year old. It comes with a 32 page color booklet with instructions and also comes with a rubber band catapult launcher.
She decided she wanted to make the Streaking Comet. She punched out all the pieces and I helped her make sure the folds were done in the right places. She only needed my help when it came time to stapling the nose of the plane. For older kids, they could definitely do an entire plane by themselves. We live in a loft space so we had plenty of air to launch our Streaking Comet right away! Wow could it fly far! It was lots of fun and highly satisfying for her to complete a project so quickly that she could play with it.
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