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Flappy Flighty Fun Friends in Se7en Steps…

August 4th, 2010 · 14 Comments

My kids make these quite often because they are easy and such fun and they don’t need any help – well maybe some glue control for some!!! So on a sunny afternoon we whipped up a collection of them, really anything that flies: “Meet the flaps.”

DSC_0027 Let’s Meet The Players:

  • Stiff paper or card.
  • Scissors.
  • Markers.
  • A Skewer.
  • masking tape.
  • Glue.

Let’s Play The Game: DSC_0787

Step 1: Draw your shape on stiff paper or cardboard. Any shape… we had a pig, a horse, a couple of birds and even some rockets.


Step 2: Cut out two of your shapes.


Step 3: Place your shapes nose to nose and color them as brightly as you can!!!




Step 4: Make some wings in the same way…


Step 5: Glue a wing onto each body part.


Step 6: Then tape a skewer onto one of the body parts and apply lashings of glue.


Step 7: Stick your body parts together and leave them to dry over night… and in the morning you will have a family of flappy friends to run around with.


I just love how they flap around in the wind… you may have to make them yourself to see how cool they look!!!


Thats us – Have fun!!!

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nina // Aug 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    very cool. I really have to go and buy some dowels for my son – so many cool ideas i’ve had to use them.

  • 2 Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings // Aug 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    How fun! They look great! I love colorful kid drawings, and this really brings them to life!

  • 3 se7en // Aug 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Hay Nina… I buy those sticks at the grocery store – just regular wooden skewers!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Hi Kristen, These worked out bright and fun in our very wintry garden!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 5 katherinemarie // Aug 5, 2010 at 9:23 pm


  • 6 se7en // Aug 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hay KM… I totally totally love your pirates!!! Let me say that again: Totally love your pirates!!! Totally!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 7 jacki // Aug 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I DO adore those!

  • 8 Prairie Mother // Aug 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Awesome! My kids and I just did a couple and are already planning to fill our backyard with more! Thanks for the idea.

  • 9 se7en // Aug 12, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Hay Prairie Mother, I am so glad you enjoyed making them!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 10 Nicole // Aug 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Great idea and such a fun project for the kids. I needed something like this to pep up our art time. We’ll definitely be making some of our own creations today or tomorrow and Ill be sure to post on my blog and link back. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • 11 Nicole // Aug 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm My toddler loved this activity! Thanks again. 🙂

  • 12 se7en // Aug 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hay Nicole!!! Your garden friends turned out beautifully!!! Glad you had fun making them!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 13 maggy, red ted art // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Oooh what flight fun indeed! They make such a wonderfully beautiful crowd! How lovely (as always)!!

    Thank you for stopping by and linking to Kids Get Crafty! Always appreciate your visits!


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