DIY Wood Airplane Kits
Great Group Project
I got these planes for the craft for my son's Cub Scout meeting The boys(ages 6-7) loved them and they all had a great time painting them. They are good size and they were easy to put together.
March 6, 2010
lots of fun
We did these for a 6 year olds birthday party - everyone had fun - girls and boys. Markers work great on them.
November 20, 2010
Ok at Best
I bought this product to make and paint to decorate my son's bedroom. Many of the pieces came warped and/or broken and there was only enough pieces to make 9 complete planes, not 12! I had to sand down some of the edges, since they were rough AND many didn't slide into place (too big for the slits). The propellers are super tiny and look funny on the planes, so I ended up hot gluing craft sticks in an X onto the fronts.
I think I'm pretty crafty when it comes to projects and in the end I think the planes came out cute. My son loves them and that's all that matters.
If you plan to purchase this item with the idea that the planes will fly.... I'd look into something else. They do look nice painted, but we hung them from the ceiling, so they met their purpose.
May 9, 2009
Kit needs some prep work from adults
I bought these unfinished wood airplanes for a cub scout project - they were inexepensive (couldn't beat the price!) and it seemed like an easy project. I expected the cub scouts to put the planes together (since the description stated, "simple assembly required") and then paint them - all as part of a badge project. I am glad that I checked the kits before the day of the meeting because the pieces did not fit together and some of the planes were curved. I used an exacto knife and sandpaper to make the pieces fit. For the curved planes, I moistened them and put heavy weights on top overnight to flatten them. While the cub scouts enjoyed putting the planes together and painting them I am very glad that I checked the kits one day BEFORE the meeting otherwise they would not have been able to "simply assemble" the planes that day - they are too young to use exacto knives. Finally, some of the planes' surfaces had grooves or channels which detracted from the uniformity of the pieces but the boys did not mind once they had painted their planes.
January 12, 2009