Cardboard Box Plane

Today amongst packing boxes I made this little plane for the birthday boy and upcoming 4th Birthday party.

 I might add a few touches here and there.
I used a medium sized box, a stanley knife and packing tape, although the front will be secured on by something else a bit stronger for the party.
We even have a pilot bear!
Instructions (briefly)- The main fuselage is made from one box and tail wing etc made from other bits and pieces.
First open one end of box, which will be the bottom, then tape the edges together. 
The other end of the box which is on top and closed will be cut into the shape of the wings, one for each side (tape them on).
Cut out a round circle for the front and long strip to match, which you tape onto the circle and fuselage.
Make the propeller and glue or connect in one way or the other.
Cut out a tail piece and slide into a small opening in back of box (a tight squeeze is good) then tape. Add horizontal flap on back tail.
That is it ...I think?

22 comments:

  1. Haha. I had to laugh... I made this "little" plane... Little?!?! That is the best plane I have ever seen! You are amazing Natasha. I will not be showing my girls H's plane because they will want one too and I know for sure that any plane I make will definitely not look anything like your beautiful one! Absolutely gorgeous. I think you have missed your calling in life... you should have been a props creator, toy designer or artist! (Good thing you have children, because you can be all these things at home with them!)

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  2. I bet H wants to paint it green, great effort. D.

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  3. Absolutely Adorable idea!
    I would like to create somenthing bigger for me :)
    Regards from Italy
    Cata

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  4. Okay I had to comment on how awesome your plane is on behalf of my 2 1/2 year old. He saw me scrolling through blogs and yelled at me "MOMMY! STOP! I saw an Errplane!!" Then he points to the little boy in the picture and says "Who's that guy?" haha! Your plane is a hit and it looks like this is one of our next projects!

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Mallory
    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com

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  5. super coole Sache! Werde ich meinem Enkel basteln!

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  6. I'm def doing this for halloween! incredible!

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  7. My husband did a pirates ship out of cardboard for my grandson's 4th birthday party. It was huge. Kids loved it.

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  8. How Awesone!!!!!!!!!!! Where did you purchase the bear and his goggles....are they just water goggles...love it!!!

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  9. Thank you, the bear is cute and is a Careflight bear, I think you can get them here ... http://careflight.org/bears/pilot_bear/

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  10. ty so much:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Reminds me of In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. Wonderful!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Night_Kitchen

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  12. Yes we have read that book, it did have a plane in it too.

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  13. I was just checking my facebook page and your cardboard plane photo popped up in my news feed, via bebeonline.com.au – how great is that!

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  14. simplesmente bem bolado!
    Lindo!
    Parabéns, você deve ser uma mãezona adorável.
    Abraços do Brasil
    Giselle

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  15. Hi there, I would love to feature this project at Babble for a post I'm doing on activities for kids using cardboard boxes but can't find your contact info. Will you email me? my3littlebirdsblog at gmail dot com.
    Thanks so much!
    Mary Lauren

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  16. Just made a smaller version of the plane for our Amazing Aviation Bible School. How fun! Thanks!

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  17. hello, this is totally cool, am designing a magazine for kids and have a section for arts and craft they can do at home, stumbled on your plane project for your kid and i love it!
    i believe i can share this with my readers and they can try this craft at home with their parent

    thank you for this

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    1. Cool, let me know what magazine you are planning,won't you.

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  18. Hello,
    as an assistant professor in Design at Politecnico di Torino, I’m writing a chapter about packaging reuse, for a scientific publication (book) about design and sustainability. I’d love to use this beautiful image as a good example of creative reuse. Please let me know what you think about it and if you have an email address where I can send you further information.
    Bye, and congratulations!
    Marco

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    1. Marco please send more information to...tashpete@optusnet.com.au

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