Lots of old cardboard boxes, the bigger the better.
Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Wrapping paper tubes
2 country time lemonade jars
a power wheel to build on/ around for the kid to drive.
I built a box around the power wheel with cardboard. Then added the wings and other details.
TIP: layering the cardboard and making braces for under the wings worked really well. The hot glue held up good too. It dries fast so it was ideal for me.
The last picture is the snowspeeder in the dumpster at the end of the parade..I had no where to keep it at my house : (