As a busy mom, I love doing crafts with my kids. But having to run to the store to buy a ton of supplies every time they want to do a craft gets old pretty quick. This Airplane Toilet Paper Roll Craft uses toilet paper rolls that you already have from around your house to make a fun and easy craft for your kids! Your kids will love building their very own cardboard tube airplane, and you get to repurpose those toilet paper rolls that otherwise would end up in the garbage!
This craft is so fun and easy that kids of any age will love making it! This craft would pair well with a unit study on transportation or to prepare your child for their very first airplane ride! This craft is so versatile, and your kids will love the opportunity to make their very own airplane! Plus, they’ll have fun playing with their creation for hours!
Airplane Cardboard Tube Craft Materials
- 1 clean cardboard tube, like a toilet paper tube (per project)
- 1 black chenille stem
- Printable Airplane templates
- White paper
- Black paper
- Colored paper
- Clear tape
To use a cutting device (such as Cricut Explore), use the PNG images. Upload to your machine software. Size the images as follows:
Black pieces = 3 inches wide
White pieces = 2 inches wide
Colored wings = 5 inches wide
Colored wings (resized for the tail pieces) = 2 inches wide
Cut another sheet of paper to fit the cardboard tube, approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. Glue the paper to the cardboard tube.
Attach the wings and tail to the tube.
Glue the wheels together placing the white inner wheel over the black outer wheel. Allow to dry.
Cut chenille stem in half and bend into shape for landing gear, with a flat space in the middle to attach to the plane and the ends bent upward to give stability.
Glue the two black strips together to form the propeller of the airplane.
Glue the wheels to the pieces of the chenille stem that are bent upwards.
Attach the propeller to the front of the tube.
Use clear tape to attach the landing gear to the bottom of the plane.
Allow the craft to dry completely before playing or displaying.
I hope you have enjoyed making one of adorable airplane craft with your kids as much as I do! And if you are looking for even kid-friendly crafts and activities, be sure to check out the fun posts below. Better yet, if you decide to make any of these gift giving ideas found on our blog – be sure to snap a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing all your awesome creations!
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