15+ Crafts for Kids that Really Fly

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


crafts for kids that really fly

Newspaper Kite from Buggy and Buddy

Flying Paper Plate Dragons from Pink Stripey Socks

Giant Paper Airplanes from Fireflies and Mud Pies


crafts for kids that can fly

Tissue Paper Glider from Sugar Aunts

Zappy Zoomers from Babble Dabble Do

Straw Rockets from Buggy and Buddy


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Paper Helicopter Pinwheel from Buggy and Buddy

Egg Carton Helicopter from How Wee Learn

Bottle Rocket from Science Sparks


crafts for kids that can fly and glide

Cardboard Boomerang from Playtivities

Paper Airplanes that Go Far from Tinkerlab

Paper Airplane Launcher from Frugal Fun for Boys


crafts for kids that can fly and glide

Paper Helicopter from Red Ted Art

Bamboo Hellicopter from Picklebums

Paper Plate Flying Saucers from One Time Through

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18 Crafts for Kids that Can Really Fly! Including paper airplanes, pinwheels, helicopters, kites, and more! (Fun for kids who love STEM and design activities!)


  1. so many cool ideas!!!
    I have one kid who is flying thing obsessed so he’ll love this!

  2. Oooh thank you so much for including our paper helicopters! Much appreciated. Adore this set of flying crafts!

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