DIY Craft Stick Planes Inspired by Disney Planes

We were so excited to share our diy craft stick Planes with you today.  Although this shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser; all opinions are always my own. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias

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The kids are beyond excited to be able to take a little time off school between now and the end of the year, and I can’t say that I am not super excited myself!  Last week when we started talking about how we would use our extra time, the kids started making lists.  Lists of things they wanted to do, craft projects they want to tackle, places they want to visit….  It is like they think they were planning month’s worth of activities rather than two weeks.  While I can’t pull off taking the kids to go digging for diamonds I can make their day with some of the craft projects they want to tackle.

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I was so excited that in one day I could cross off two items from their list, watch the Disney Planes Fire & Rescue movie and a painted craft.  I opted for a really simple craft that the kids could do with little help from mom.  They love working on projects and having the satisfaction of doing it all by themselves, so we made Planes out of wooden craft sticks.

Since we watched the Planes movie, the kids decided they wanted to try to match the colors from a few of the Planes Characters.  Once the Planes are made and put together, they can be used as magnetic or hung from a clear string.

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You will need a few simple items:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Mini Craft Sticks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue Gun or Wood Glue
  • Buttons or Pennies
  • Scissors

As always, an adult should be the one to use the scissors and operate the glue gun. 

You can either glue your pieces together first, or paint them and allow them to dry, then glue them together.

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Begin by gluing three long craft sticks together, layering on top of each other.

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Lay one of the craft sticks flat and then glue two of the long sticks side by side about 3/4 of an inch from the end.

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Now starting at the other end, glue a short craft stick on.  Glue a second one flush to the first.

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Now an adult should very carefully cut about one inch off the end of one of the short craft sticks.  Carefully glue it standing up with the curved side pointed towards the nose of the plane.  I had planned to be finished here but Austin decided it needed propellers.

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After careful consideration, we decided to trim about 1 1/2 inches from the end of a long craft stick and curved the edges with scissors.  Cut very slowly and carefully so the wood doesn’t split (and you don’t cut yourself).  You will need to do this twice, cut both ends off to have two propellers.

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You are going to position them like an x on the nose of the plane.  Place a small dab of glue onto the nose and attach the first, repeat to attach the second one.

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If you didn’t paint it before assembling, now would be the time!

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If you are going to hang it with string, you can even get creative and add wheels.  Austin wanted to use pennies, but I talked him into using buttons instead.  We glued them onto the side of the plane, towards the back of the plane.  To finish off the propellers, we added a small button.

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We plan to suspend them with clear string in the corner of Austin’s room, once they decide they are finished playing with them.

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Then Daddy surprised them with four more characters to add to their collection from the Planes Movie.  Since they were on Rollback at Wal-Mart, he decided to get the set of all four.  You can currently find some great Planes merchandise on Rollback at Walmart including:

  • Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway Rollback to $24.97
  • Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack Rollback to $14.97
  • Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment Rollback to $19.97
  • Planes Character Assortment die-cast set and the Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Character Assortment die-cast set are both on rollback at $4.97

Do you have a Planes loving kiddo?  What would be your perfect pair with the Disney Planes movie?

1 thought on “DIY Craft Stick Planes Inspired by Disney Planes”

  1. What a fun craft to do while the kids are out on winter break! Mine LOVE to paint and glue anything and everything together. Sometimes I think they would glue things to one another if they could. 🙂 #client

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