Here’s all kinds of fun crafts for kids to make that really fly! You can turn these crafts into STEM activities by challenging children to make modifications in order to adjust the speed, direction, or distance of their homemade toys.
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Crafts are fun to make, but crafts that can fly are even more fun! In this collection you’ll find activities suitable for preschoolers and on up and others that will require some adult assistance (making them a great family activity). You can simply build and play with your flying homemade toys, or use them in your next science lesson or STEM lesson!
15 Crafts for Kids that Can Actually Fly
Newspaper Kite from Buggy and Buddy
Flying Paper Plate Dragons from Pink Stripey Socks
Giant Paper Airplanes from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Tissue Paper Glider from Sugar Aunts
Zappy Zoomers from Babble Dabble Do
Straw Rockets from Buggy and Buddy
Paper Helicopter Pinwheel from Buggy and Buddy
Egg Carton Helicopter from How Wee Learn
Bottle Rocket from Science Sparks
Cardboard Boomerang from Playtivities
Paper Airplanes that Go Far from Tinkerlab
Paper Airplane Launcher from Frugal Fun for Boys
Paper Helicopter from Red Ted Art
Bamboo Hellicopter from Picklebums
Paper Plate Flying Saucers from One Time Through
Check out STEM activities on Buggy and Buddy below!