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Easy Airplane Craft – DIY Airplane Party Favors


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Looking for an easy airplane craft to do with your preschoolers? Or maybe you need a fun airplane party favor for your son’s next birthday party? These clothepin airplanes are perfect! 

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Easy Airplane Craft

After traveling in an airplane to see my grandparents, my son begged me for an Airplane Birthday Party. Plans were put into action, and before I knew it, we were knee-deep in all-things airplane!

I wanted to find some cute airplane party favors for all my son’s little friends, but I was having a hard time coming up with something. There were some toy airplanes available in the Oriental Trading magazine, but I didn’t like the colors, and they looked really cheap. And so, I came up with these! Not only are they super easy to make, but these DIY Airplane Party Favors can be customized to match YOUR party theme! Yay!

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Here’s a quick video to show you the entire process –

…and here is the written tutorial –

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How to Make Airplane Party Favors

Clothespin Airplane Supplies – 

  • 2 jumbo craft sticks
  • 2 mini craft sticks
  • 1 clothes pin
  • 1 wood craft bead
  • paint
  • hot glue gun

Clothespin Airplane Directions – 

  1. Let your kids paint the clothespin and crafting sticks in whatever colors they’d like! Let them dry completely.
  2. The next part is for adults or older kids with supervision –  Use a hot glue gun to glue the wings, propeller and rudder to the clothespin. Add a wood craft bead to the center of the propeller, as shown. 
  3. That’s it!

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I ended up using these to hold little thank you cards in the favor bag. We also tied one to a string and attached it to the ceiling fan. With the fan on low, it soared over our heads throughout the whole party!

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You can see the rest of the airplane party details HERE!

Have fun!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Jill is the creative mom and blogger from Create.Craft.Love. She was the Somewhat Simple Kid’s Crafts Contributor in 2013. This post was edited with new images in 2018. 

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