Paper Airplane Fun -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing gave me copies of these books free of charge for this review. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation. 

Today I am sharing two books about paper airplanes. I have been meaning to share these as part of my Summertime Fun Series, but have not gotten around to it. So I decided to share it here before our summer actually ends. I mean paper airplanes are definitely a great summertime fun activity and these two books help make even more fun!! The first book is Michael LaFosse's Origami Airplanes. It comes with a DVD to follow the steps as well.

This book has planes that use different sized papers including square as well as letter and there are even some for dollar bills. Now I started to work on this review back on the Fourth of July weekend. I made these airplanes while we were visiting my parents. I had forgotten that I did not take many photographs of them and in fact only took one of them all together. Oops!!

So I made a couple more tonight and used the origami paper patterns. This is the flying fox.
I also made the lock nose dart for square paper.
The book starts with information about choosing the paper you use. Then the second chapter talks about mastering the folds. Then there are twenty-eight instructions to make fun and unique airplanes. The instructions have pictures as well as words. They are pretty easy to follow. It is a fun book. I will admit I did not use the DVD yet. I know when Hazel is ready to make one she will want to use it.

Our second book is Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids by Andrew Dewar. This book comes with forty-eight tear out pages to make the twelve airplanes it has as well as a pull out airport page to play with the planes. This book begins with information about flying and creating airplanes. It involves science and engineering, so it is great for STEM lessons. It also includes information about how to use your planes as well as hosting a competition and games to play.
I made from this book the belly button.

And the raptor.
And the flying wings.

After making them Hazel and a friend were throwing them around and having a contest to see who could catch them. They fly really well!!

The instructions are very clear and some of the planes even have lines numbered to help with the folds. The numbers are a bit small but definitely help with the creation of the planes. This is a very fun book!! And we really have been having fun with the airplanes.

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last party!! It was one of our largest Crafty Weekends yet and packed full of beautiful crafts and inspiring ideas! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week the features are in three groups: Pillows, Yarn and Other Fun Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop

Pillow Craft Features

1) From Busy Being Jennifer: Home Sweet Farmhouse Pillow

2) From Oh My! Creative: Easy DIY Farmhouse Fall Decor Pillow

3) From Comic Con Family: Easy DIY Pillowcase for Kids

Yarn Craft Features


1) From C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Fun Things): DIY Needle and Thread Costume

2) From Over the Apple Tree: Girl's Crochet Cape

3) From Jennifer Perkins: Simple and Stylish Embroidered Desk Accessories 

Other Fun Craft Features


1) From The Scrap Shoppe: Monogram Tray

2) From Wesens-Art: Plastic Bottle to Mini Purse

3) From Living La Vida Holoka: Gold Seashell Necklace

4) From Growing Up Gabel: DIY Map Picture Frame

5) From Ava's Alphabet: Watermelon Suncatchers

6) From  Sparkle: Shrinkable Plastic Zipper Pull Charms

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!