Week Seven

Aeroplane Sketch

This week is our seventh activity of the series and we’re feeling crafty again! So, this week we have found a nice craft activity that can be done easily at home and has a little bit of a historical background…of course!

 What we have decided to make is a WW2 aircraft of your choice. This entails a little bit of research to ensure you manage to get the distinguishing features of certain aircraft. This can be done in the usual ways:

  • The internet
  • Books
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Anything else that can provide the relevant information

To make a generic plane shape you will need a used toilet roll tube/kitchen roll tube, cardboard from something like a cereal box wooden lolly sticks approx. 5, scissors, glue and decorating materials.

  1. First of all, make a mark ¼ of the way down your tube
  2. Make a slit all the way through where the mark is using scissors, be careful or ask an adult! (it needs to be big enough to fit the lolly stick through)
  3. Pop the stick through horizontally (this will serve as the planes wings) you can use 2 sticks side by side to create a bigger wingspan.
  4. For the planes’ tail, get the cardboard and cut a rectangle ¾ of the length of the wings and approx. 1cm in width.
  5. Repeat step 2 by making the slits 2cm from the base of the tube and popping the rectangle through to create the tail.
  6. To make the propellers glue two lolly sticks in a cross formation then glue to the end closest to the wings.
  7. This gives you a basic plane shape, it is up to you to decorate it like your favourite plane from WW2
  8. Take lots of pictures and share with us as we love to see how you get on!

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ task; we’ve gone for a nice fun task this week as we know the weeks are getting on and how much the homework must feel like more of the same! Please share your creations and keep in touch we love to hear from you all! Stay safe! 

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Good luck,

From the Education Team @ The Firing Line Museum 😊

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