Airplane Party Favors Activity

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Updated on Feb 21, 2012

Every 37 seconds an airplane takes off or lands at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. That's nearly 100 every hour! In this activity, you can create a few airplanes of your own to give away at a party or family gathering. Though simple in design, these clever planes are sure to be a hit with young and old partygoers alike.

What You Need:

  • 5 sticks of flat gum still in their wrappers
  • 2 Lifesaver candies
  • Rubber band
  • Stickers and other decorations (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child stack four sticks of gum on top of each other, wrapper seams down.
  2. Have him thread the rubber band through the Lifesaver candies.
  3. Carefully place the stack of gum on top of the rubber band between the lifesavers.
  4. Ask your child to balance the last stick of gum on the Lifesavers to make the airplane's wings.
  5. Holding the gum and Lifesavers in place, pull the rubber band ends up onto the plane's wings to secure them in place.
  6. Customize your place with stickers and other decorations to give it its own unique look!

Make more planes to give away as party favors at your child's next birthday party.

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