Airplane craft and piggy bank

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank

With this great airplane craft, you can turn a plastic bottle into a piggy bank in minutes. It’s a quick and easy craft for kids to follow along to and they’ll love playing with the airplane afterwards. Then they can use it to save up their pocket money.

Summary

Time: 10 mins
Age: Little kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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You will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Sharp knife
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Pen

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 1: Cover the bottle with card

Roll a piece of card around your bottle and secure in place with tape or glue.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 2: Cut a slit for the coins

Carefully cut a slit in the top of the bottle for the coins to go through.

A sharp knife works best but make sure an adult does this bit to avoid any accidents.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 3: Draw out the propeller

Remove the bottle top and place it on a piece of card.

Draw around it and then draw a wider circle round this one and draw shapes for the propellers.

Carefully cut out the smaller circle to leave a hole (as in photo).

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 4: Cut shapes for the wings and tail

Cut shapes from card for the plane’s wings and tail.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 5: Make some windows for your plane

Draw around the bottle top to make lots of circles for the windows of your plane.

We cut out 8 circles for our plane, using shiny silver card.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 6: Put the propeller in place

Remove the bottle top and place the propellor around the neck of the bottle.

Screw the bottle top back on to keep it in place.

Kids can have fun spinning it round.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 7: Glue on the wings and tail

Make a small fold at the end of each wing.

Spread glue along this folded edge and stick it to the side of your bottle.

Repeat for the other wing. And then glue on the tail in the same way.

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airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank
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Step 8: Add the windows and your plane is all ready to take off

Glue on the windows and your jet is all ready for its maiden flight.

 

Up, up and away!

 

airplane craft for kids - make this fun airplane piggy bank

 

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