Easy Indoor Crafts for Kids

Exploding Glider

Exploding Glider easy indoor craft.
Exploding Glider easy indoor craft.
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The Exploding Glider is an easy indoor craft that takes to the air and gently explodes. Just don't let this kids' craft be aimed at other people. Create a bull's eye and you'll be spot on.

What You'll Need:

  • 6 craft sticks or frozen treat sticks
  • Markers
  • Cardboard (optional)

How to Make Exploding Glider:

Step 1: Decorate the sticks with markers.

Step 2: Arrange the sticks in the window pane pattern shown in the illustration. The cross pieces go over and under the outer pieces to provide the tension that holds the sticks together.

Step 3: Go to an empty space (an empty basement is perfect) and throw your glider. When you throw it, it explodes!

Step 4: You can make glider games. Draw a big bull's-eye pattern on a piece of cardboard. Place it on the floor. When you throw the glider, add up the points you score as it lands on different sections.

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