Two Front

Two Front

Always use your imagination and be creative in building boats for these children or any others. It is his creation, to be creative in finding building materials – can only be a surprise! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways to put together. Most importantly, have fun!

* A paper towel tube
* Cereals cardboard box or some
* Regular tape
* Blue Ribbon (to customize)
* 6 straws bendy
* 1 small paper cup

1. Cut the wings!

Start by cutting the front wings, rear wing, and tail of a piece of cereal box or cardboard. It is a biplane, so they will need two main wings. Played around with their size and shape of the removed waste my cardboard before cutting. You could get real creative here and make your biplane wings are like birds' wings or dragon wings!

2. Trim your support!

Because it is a biplane. you will want to add some kind of support structure between the two main wings front that will keep them separate, but interconnected, at the same time.

Holders of the wings.
Just cut out four rectangles that were all the same size, about 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size. Then cut the sides a bit to look good.

3. Collect your propellers and engine parts for assembly!

For me the propeller and engine mounting I drilled six holes in the side, near the bottom of my paper cup. Also carefully made a small hole in the center of the bottom of my cup was slightly bigger than a straw.

4. Insert the straw!

Now enter your straw articulated in the holes in the side and cut to your liking. These are exhaust pipes for motor. You may have the tape in place if fail to stand on their own. If you are color or cover all their parts on the tape for your biplane you should make the first part.

5. Make your propeller shaft!

For my propeller shaft, I took a small piece of straw left over, a little tape wrapped around one end, and inserted through the hole in the bottom of my glass. I then added a bit of tape to hold it in place.

6. Add your propeller!

My prop was made of an old cereal box. I took a design that I liked, cut and punched a hole in the center of it. Sure the hole is larger than its propeller shaft of straw. It dropped its propeller and see if it spins!

7. Connect the motor!

All that remains is to wrap a bit of tape around the straw that comprise its propeller shaft. Be sure to add the tape out of the helix a bit so you can rotate. Now plop in front of your Biplane and, well, it looks like a propeller and engine to me!

8. Cover the sides with tape!

At this point, you could tape all the parts together and start playing with his biplane! What I did was to cover all my parts with tape before I mounted my biplane. I added the painter's blue tape in the engine assembly and supports the wings, along with a strip on the flap ends. It looks great!

9. Tape the fuselage in the main wing!

The next tape from the fuselage or main body in my lower wing. Then carefully recorded the four supports of the wings in place. I played a bit with its location, and liked the look of two pillars inserted next to the fuselage, and the other two placed near the ends of the wings. I also installed my motor mount at the moment and decided to add a hole in the fuselage cab. First in pencil, which is the size and shape that I liked, cut out, and finally added a little blue ribbon around the hole to make it look nice.

10. Connect your tail!

For the tail section, you will want first film of its tail to the rear wing.
Then carefully mark and cut three slots out to the tail assembly to slide in his biplane fuselage. I was very careful about cutting the top slot for my tail up vertically through of, and that I cut slots were so great that my slide assembly once inserted. The tail assembly must fit into the slots nice and cozy.

11. Add details!

I added some details, like some stickers made by drawing a circle in a little masking tape. Then one of color "# 1" on it and accented with red and yellow marks, and finally cut them and recorded in the tail and upper wing. I've also added some wheels in my biplane. Maybe you could add some pontoons for landing on water in its place. To see how to make pontoons, check out this project!

12. Have fun!

As with most construction projects that is never really "finished" the point. I could go on adding and adding tiniest details to him, and you can too! At any time I am back, look and say "COOL!" It's done! " Other times, I'll watch it again, and think of nothing else to do it. No matter the case, always remember to have fun, experiment and try using different materials and shapes to put together!

You can also see specific photo and video step-by-step instructions for these Big Biplane Kids Crafts. When you are done making this craft or science project, try making many of the other kids crafts you can find at

Mark Icanberry is the author of multiple successful kids crafts books.

Copyright 2009

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