Easy Indoor Crafts for Kids

Straw Glider

Straw Glider easy indoor craft
Straw Glider easy indoor craft
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The Straw Glider is a kids' craft that can fly indoors or outdoors. This indoor craft is easy to make and much more fun than a simple paper airplane.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 plastic drinking straws
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Craft foam or clean foam food trays (from fruits or vegetables only)
  • Blunt scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • Glue

How to make Straw Glider:

Step 1: Tape three straws together at four points.

Step 2: Draw the wing and two tail sections on a piece of craft foam or foam food trays. Cut out the pieces and decorate them with markers.

Step 3: Draw a design of your own airline company. Insert the foam pieces in between the three straws. Add a dab of glue to hold them in place. Let the glue set.

Step 4: Hold the glider in one hand, then throw it in the air and watch it fly.

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