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Move over paper airplanes, because the straw plane is in town! I don’t know what you call this thing but we refer to it as a straw plane. Whatever you want to call it, it’s pretty cool! *Note: paper straws work fantastic as well, we made this originally in 2011 and had a stash of plastic straws still at home. Consider re-using takeout straws (that have been sanitized)!
How to Make a Straw Plane
Use the remaining piece to form a small circle and tape the ends together.
Now you have a large circle and a small circle.
Tape the straw to the inside of the circles placing the small circle at one end and the large circle at the other end.
And you’re done!
Now is the fun part! Fly it just like you would a paper airplane but be amazed by how much better it flies!
The boys had to try and fly a straw without the circles to make sure that it wasn’t just the straw that was the good flier. Even Dad was impressed and you know how hard it can be to impress Dad’s! (Well ok he said “Oh yeah that does fly pretty good” but I’ll take that as being impressed).
Other Paper Airplane Variations
Try these fun variations on the straw plane to see how it affects flight!
Or how about making up this round plane (no straws needed)?
Or maybe try this one that’s more square
And there’s always this awesome flier
Have fun flying!