Se7en Build MatchStick Planes by the Dozen…

It’s a lazy day around here and this is what we are making the dozen… by the squadron!!!


It all began with many boxes of matches… This is what happens when you have eight kids who constantly need matchboxes for projects… What do you do with all those matches? Well you build an air force of course!!! You create a mini-airshow!!!


This is what you will need…


Let’s meet the Players:

  • Some stiff card – really any stiff paper: colorful or plain, magazines or gift wrap… stuck on card will work fine.
  • A match
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft blade – and a careful person to help little people
  • Clear Adhesive.

Let’s Play the Game in Se7en + 1 Steps:

  1. Place your match on your card and draw the wings and rudder that you are after.
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  3. Remove the match and draw an extra half fin to form your rudder.
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  5. Cut these little bits out.
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  7. Help your little crafter make a slit down the back of the match.
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  9. And your rudder fin will slide in easily, and won’t need any glue.
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  11. Add a dash of glue… to your wings and stabilizer…

  12. And lay your matchstick on top…
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    And the Se7en + 1th Step:

  14. As soon as your glue is dry you are ready to fly…
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These are a little addictive to make and before you blink you will have an entire squadron…


Here’s our gallery so far…

Hope your weekend is full of fun!!!

11 Replies to “Se7en Build MatchStick Planes by the Dozen…”

  1. Just showed my boy this post–He identified a Spitfire and others. Tomorrow, I am sure this household will also have a squadron. What a great idea. Thanks!

  2. Hay Whit’s End Mom, Thanks for the visit!!! I have a lad who is mad about World War history… and I think this may well become an easy way for him to keep track of all his different aeronautical ideas!!! Have a great week!!!

  3. Hay Irene… Yup!!! Talk about in-flight training…. the hub of conversation as every one became immersed in all things aeronautical!!! Hope you had a fabulous birthday and a great trip up the mountain, before the storm broke!!! Have a great week!!!

  4. Hay Tammy, So glad you had fun – quick and easy!!! Hope you guys are getting along just great!!! Lots of lekker love to you all!!!

  5. Amazing project as always, my boys are gonna love this one! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday and for being such a wonderful inspiration to us all!

  6. Hi Sara, Glad you like them!!! I hope your boys get to do them and have fun on the way!!! Have a great day!!!

  7. Hay Maggy So glad you enjoyed our craftiness!!! The planes were super quick and easy to make – fun for everyone!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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