Sep 03 2011

Make Your Own Parachute

Published by at 10:26 am under Creating With Kids

Make Your Own Parachute
Making your own parachute is a great craft activity for kids and they will then enjoy playing with their creation for hours.  All you need is some tissue paper, raffia or string and a cotton reel.  As you can see from the photo it is relatively easy to make.
  • Fold your tissue paper into 4 to make a rectangle shape approximately 20cm x 8cm.
  • You can decorate your tissue paper in any creative way you like, or leave it plain
  • Make holes in the 4 corners of the tissue paper.
  • Cut 4 lengths of string each approximately 30 cm
  • Tie each length of string to each corner or the tissue paper
  • Thread all 4 pieces of string through the cotton reel and tie in a knot at the base of the cotton reel.
Now go outside, throw your parachute high in the air and watch it float down!
For more fun ideas of craft ideas to make for kids visit our kids craft activities page.
Jen

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