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10 clever ideas for paper airplanes for kids

Do you like to make paper airplanes for kids?  I do and my boys love them!
Following this guest post for The Pin Junkie, the process of making paper planes with the boys got me thinking about other craft ideas that they could be used for…
So here it is – a round-up of my top 10 clever ideas for paper airplanes for kids!

paper planes

10 clever ideas for paper airplanes for kids:

1. Pimp your paper plane with a paper clip and launch it using an upturned chair and a rubber band.  Such a clever idea from Tammy (and her kids!) at Housing a Forest!

plane launcher

2. Party Favours – such a cute idea from Catch My Party and these look easy to do too!

party favours

3. Scrapbooking – Tessa at Scrapbook Circle used these tiny paper planes on her travel themed layout.  I love the colour combination she has used!

scrapbook travel journal page

4. Party invitations – Elisabeth from Growing Home made these beauties and posted them in airmail envelopes to boot!

paper plane party invite

5. Wedding order of service – what a fun way of styling your order of service from Green Wedding Shoes (you could use paper in your own wedding colours and ask the kids to help make them) – this would guarantee kids having something to do while the photos are being taken!

paper plane wedding order of service

6. Sight word reading activity from This Reading Mama – a fun game to help kids learn sight words – brilliant!

sight word paper plane game

7. A love note – this free printable from Country Living is a sweet, quirky idea for Valentine’s day (or even a proposal for the tongue-tied)!

love note

8. Home decor: make paper planes from comic book pages and suspend them from a bicycle wheel to make a mobile for a child’s bedroom – Lauren Clarke’s tutorial is here.  You could also make a simple paper garland with paper planes made from old book pages.

paper plane comic book mobile

9. String up some hula hoops and invite your kids to flight school!  I love this idea from Tonii at Blue Skies Ahead – must try this with Pickle and Chops…

flight school

10. Ask your kids to choose 4 (or more!) paper planes from Paper Airplanes HQ, make them together and then conduct a science experiment to find out which flies fastest or furthest, then vote on which is best for stunts and which is the best looking…

paper airplane flying

Do you have any other ideas for paper airplanes for kids?
Please do share (and feel free to link!) below…
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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'10 clever ideas for paper airplanes for kids' have 9 comments

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  2. July 15, 2013 @ 8:13 pm Kate

    LOVE the order of service idea, that’s fantastic!!

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On…


    • July 15, 2013 @ 8:54 pm Hodge Podge

      Isn’t it fabulous?! The shoot at Green Wedding Shoes was apparently for a school-themed ceremony, so it just fitted perfectly. I ADORE weddings – love seeing all the personal touches that people have thought of – especially home/handmade things…

      Thank you so much for popping by & commenting Kate! 😀


  3. July 17, 2013 @ 3:04 am ursularosien

    One of my boys is absolutely obsessed with paper airplanes! I’m definitely trying #10!!!! We have a loft area perfect for this experiment 😉


    • July 17, 2013 @ 6:38 am Hodge Podge

      Yay! Will you come back and let me know the results please? I really need to do an experiment to find the “easiest flier”. I’m such a hopeless pilot! 😉

      Thank you SO much for visiting & commenting Ursula (& what a beautiful name you have) x


      • July 21, 2013 @ 6:07 am ursularosien

        I will for sure! The weather in Seattle has bee.n outstanding! So we are spending lots of times outdoors but once the rain hits, this crafts is on! 😉


        • July 22, 2013 @ 12:18 pm Hodge Podge

          Well I won’t wish for rain just so that you can play with paper planes! 😉
          Enjoy the sunshine (I know we are) x


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