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Toilet Roll Crafts for Kids – Aeroplane

This cute little cardboard toy came about purely by accident, while tinkering with a toilet roll core and a pair of scissors – the outcome of which is that your CAN make an aeroplane out of a cardboard tube!! who knew!! Now you can of course, being that it is less than two weeks to Christmas, hang these babies off the Christmas tree, but I think they would make for a really colourful and sweet mobile in the nursery or just zooming around the house in the thrill-seeking hands of your little ones.

toilet roll plane

toilet roll crafts for kids


So here’s how to make them

Materials you need to make this toilet roll craft: toilet roll or kitchen paper cores, cardboard, piece of wire, pliers, paint, fast drying glue

Step 1: trim the toilet roll into this curved shape

toilet roll crafts for kids

and then cut out the cockpit


Step 2: flatten out the plane body, cut slits for the wing and tail piece and paint white

toilet roll crafts for kids, toilet roll plane, mollymoo, Michelle McInerney

Step 3: from thicker cardboard cut out the wing, tail pieces and wheels and paint white


Step 4: when all are dry slot in the wing and tail, glue the tail piece into position. Make little holes at the front for the wheels, feed the piece of wire through and double over with the pliers at the ends to make the ends rounded and safer and prevent the wheels from coming off.

toilet roll crafts for kids, toilet roll plane, mollymoo, Michelle McInerney

Step 5: and with this wonderful blank canvas sky’s the limit with the wondrous flying creations that you and the kids can create :)

toilet roll crafts for kids, toilet roll plane, by Michelle McInerney, MollyMoo

enjoy xx


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