Toilet paper rolls pile up quickly in a busy house,
so rescue a few from the recycle bin for this fun and easy craft! It’s not the cutest craft we’ve made but as soon as the glue dries it will become a favorite toy!
- Gather your materials. You will need a toilet paper roll, a cardboard box ( a cereal box works great) , some paint, glue, scissors and marker.
- Draw the wings and tail of the plane on a piece of cardboard.
- Mix a few colors of paint, this is always one of the favorite parts of art time with my son.
- Paint the toilet paper roll. Let dry.
- Paint the wings and tail . I don’t cut them out before painting because it is much easier to paint it as one big piece. Let dry.
- Cut the wings and tail out.
- Cut a notch in the end of the paper towel roll, slide the tail in , glue the wings on and your environmentally friendly plane is done!
” Planes” by Byron Barton is a basic little board book that kept my son’s attention long enough to read it. It’s nothing special but when a child is into planes, or going on a plane ride this is a masterpiece and will fit the bill!
“Amazing Airplanes” by Tony Mitton is a little long for toddlers but a fun and fact filled book all about plane travel. The rhyming text is engaging and surprisingly educational. I really like this book. The illustrations by Ant Parker are really fun too!
” Planes” by Anne Rockwell is another book that won’t jump off the bookshelf at you but if you have a little one that points up to the sky declaring “Plane! Plane! ” every time there is any sound they will love this book.
Thank you for posting the Airplane this week. I just started an alphabet week by week schedule with my son, Joel, who is just over two. We will be making your Airplane tomorrow and reading the books you listed. I am thankful I found your site right at the begining of this program because I have so many new ideas.