After reading an informative article about the Wright brothers and the first flight, Travis was inspired to test out a poster board plane craft!
You’ll need a large piece of poster board for this project; ideally use two colors, but since I only had yellow, ours was a single-colored plane.
You’ll need to cut out five pieces: one that is 11 inches x 4 inches, two that are 9 inches x 1 inch, and two that are 4 inches x 1 inch. This was great measuring practice.
Travis loved drawing straight lines along the ruler!
Glue the 11 inch rectangle in the middle of one of the 9 inch rectangles. Glue one of the small rectangles at the top, as the nose of the plane. Let dry.
Glue the second 9 inch rectangle on top, so that the 11 inch rectangle is now sandwiched between them, as the wings.
Glue a craft stick lengthwise starting at the nose of the plane and add a large paper clip. Let dry.
Cut a notch in the tail-end of the plane; glue in the final small rectangle, upright, as the rudder.
Let dry completely. When it’s time to take flight, put a finger on either side of the craft stick, and launch!