Dolly peg airplane craft for kids

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.

This is your Captain speaking. Get ready to make these super airplanes from dolly pegs. Then sit back and prepare for take off.
 
We love this peg airplane craft for kids. It’s quick and easy to make. The planes look like miniature models that can be played with again and again. All you need is a lick of paint and a bit of card. If you add some string then you can hang them from the ceiling and watch as they zoom through the skies.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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You will need:

  • Wooden dolly pegs
  • Card – we used blue card
  • Scissors
  • Tacky glue
  • Paint – we prefer acrylic paints
  • Pens to decorate
  • String or wool

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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Step 1: Paint your dolly peg

Paint your wooden dolly peg all over in one colour. We chose white but you could paint your plane any colour you like.

Acrylic paint works well as it gives a nice thick coat over the wood.

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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Step 2: Cut out the wings

From a piece of card cut a long and thin rectangle and round off the ends to make the main wings for your plane. Then cut out a smaller set of back wings and a shape for your plane’s tail.

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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Step 3: Glue the wings in place

Spread some glue in the middle of the wings. Slide them carefully between the gaps in your peg and stick them in place.

Make a small fold on your tail piece. Glue this folded, flat part to the top of your plane, at the back.

A glue gun works well to secure your card to the peg. If you don’t have one use some strong tacky glue instead.

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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Step 4: Decorate your plane

Either using paint or Sharpie pens, add windows and any decoration you like to your plane.

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Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.
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Step 5: Make a hanger (optional)

Slide a piece of string through the gap in your peg and tie at the ends to make a hanger.

You can now hang your plane from the ceiling as it flies through the air.

Your plane is all ready for take off. Where will it go on it’s first flight?

Make this stunning peg airplane craft for kids and watch your miniature DIY airplanes zoom through the skies.