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Flying Straw

Flying Straw
Flying Straw
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Stephanie Sims
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Just a slight flick of the wrist will send this flyer soaring--try holding it different ways to see what gives you the longest soar! Maybe you can launch it from a balcony or the top of a slide...

How We Did It

Flying Straw
We used mid-weight paper for our flyer.
Flying Straw

We cut two strips of paper, each a little over an inch wide--one about four inches long, and one about six inches long.

Flying Straw

We made a loop with the first piece, and used a very small piece of tape to secure it...

Flying Straw

...then we taped the straw inside the loop, and pressed fingers in it to seal it well.

Flying Straw
For the smaller loop, we taped the straw onto the piece of paper first (making sure it lined up with the other end), then taped it to make the loop.
Flying Straw

It was finished! Just a little flick sends this simple flyer soaring a good distance!


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My child and I completed Flying Straw.

posted by: Brittney on 8.23.2013

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