We used to make these as kids, back in the day when they had that crazy fruit striped gum.
Remember that? They worked so well for these, because their little
paper wrappers were striped, making these planes look pretty darn official. I had no luck in finding any so I cut up my own cardstock & wrapped it around the gum. Henry is completely obsessed with all modes of transportation (as I think most little ones are?) He is in the phase now where he constantly has a little Thomas train clutched in his hands. At all times. That's another story. I don't know why we didn't make these sooner. He loved watching me assemble these and was able to help put the smarties through the rubberband, not bad for 20 months! So huddle in your little ones (and big ones, too!) and have fun making this easy craft together!
Here's what you'll need:
- Smarties (Fizzers for you Aussies!)
- Life Savers
- Sticks of gum with the white paper or I cut up some polka-dot paper & wrapped it around the gum.
First Step: Put a rubberband through the center of two lifesavers and place the outside of the rubberbands around two fingers.
Second Step: Place a pack of smarties in between the two lifesavers and inside of the rubberband.
Third Step: One finger at a time, insert a stick of gum where your fingers are holding onto the rubberband and slowly slide each finger out. Voila!
You can make an airplane mobile by tying these to something circular and letting them hang a various lengths. There you have it! An edible airplane.
You'd better watch out though, or your little monkey just might do this when you back is turned for 2 seconds:
I was an uploading machine last night as I finally decided to join the ranks of Flickr. I still have absolutely no clue at all what I am doing, but hey, I was able to upload over 150 pics. I don't even want to tell you what time I went to bed. I came to the realization that over half of the pictures were of Henry. Yes, I am one of those Moms. Read it and weep baby.
While on the uploading frenzy, I also added 3 paintings/prints to my Etsy shop. I've really neglected my new litte shop and I have promised to put at least 2 new paintings up every week along with other fun creations. I can do it! I will just keep telling myself that....