Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun.
Find these or similar supplies:
• Blue Masking Tape (Optional For Customizing)
• Regular Masking Tape
• Chip Board/ Cardboard
• 1 Paper-towel Roll Tube
• 2 Toilet-paper Roll Tubes
• 4 Straws
1. Cutting the Wings!
I like to use poster board. Poster board is different than cardboard (cardboard is corrugated, posterboard is solid). You can use an old cereal box, look around for the thickest piece you can find. Now spend a little time drawing the main wing, rear and tail flap. You can make your wings look however you want, so have fun!
2. Taping all the Parts!
Start by taping up all of your jet parts before you put it together. This is where I tend to spend a lot of time. I use tape to make it stronger, for putting it together, and as my decoration. I carefully choose which direction i run my tape, how big my overlaps will be. You can use paint, markers, or anything you want. I encourage you to experiment and have fun!
3. Making the Tail!
Simply tape your tail piece onto the rear wing section. Place the tail piece flat to one side of the rear wing section, tape it down, and then lift it and flip it to the other side. Tape down that side as well. Make sure to tape the tail onto the middle of your rear wing.
4. Attaching Your Tail!
I first carefully marked three even lines and cut small slots out (as seen in the picture below). Then I slid my tail section in place. This is very stable and looks cool. I had to adjust some of my cut a little to get it to fit just right, so take your time.
5. Building Your Pontoons
I decided to make some cool pontoons for my jet to float on. I started out by cutting two pieces of carboard into the shape shown below. Then I took two straws and taped them together and inserted the cardboard into the middle of the straws. I finished it by attaching the cardboard to the end of my wings and taped it all up. You can skip this step if you want to, its your project!
6. Putting it all together
Tape all your pieces together! Its your project so try different designs. Maybe you could build it with more wings, or put the engines on the bottom. Have fun building everything the way you want it.
I used blue tape for windows. Carefully cut out a shape you like, hold it in place, and then trim it if necessary or stick it on. What can you add to decorate your jet?
VOILÀ! — A cool Amphibious Jet that you can fly around your living room!