Plastic bottle airplane craft for kids

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes

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

Summary:

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Little kids to big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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You will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Duck tape

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 1: Cover your bottle

Use duck tape to completely cover your plastic bottle. We used a nice silver colour for our aeroplane.

Smooth out any bubbles or kinks with your finger as you stick the tape on.

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 2: Cut out the wings and tail

Cut out two wing shapes and one tail shape from card.

You can choose any colour you like.

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 3: Make the propeller

Draw round the bottle top and use this as a guide to cut out a propeller from card.

It will sit at the front of the plane, at the top of your bottle.

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 4: Stick on the wings and tail

Use a glue gun or sellotape to stick on the plane’s wings and tail.

Make a small fold at the end of each so you can stick them on neatly.

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 5: Pop on the propeller

Unscrew the bottle top and place the propeller over the lip of the bottle. Then screw th bottle top back in place.

Your propeller can now turn round and round.

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Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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Step 6: Add the finishing touches

Cut out some circles out of card and stick on to make the windows.

And then use a pen to add any patterns or details to the wings and tail.

Your plastic bottle plane is all ready for take off!

Enjoy making this simple plastic bottle airplane craft for kids - they'll love recycling plastic bottles into fun airplanes
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