Picture of Launchable Drinking Straw Planes
Fun, very easy to make, for all ages. Launch them, race them, and attach a paper pilot if you want.

You will need the materials shown.
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Cut off the end of the straw with the bendy part.

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Cut the paper lengthwise, about a centimeter shorter than the straw's length.

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Roll the paper loosely around the straw and secure the paper to itself so it doesn't unroll.

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Take the paper roll off the straw and flatten the end so it's tapered. Now tape it so it's well air tight on that end. Leave the other as it is.

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Put the straw in the paper roll. Now you can decorate it! As a butterfly, dragonfly, plane, bird...anything that flies! Make sure that any decorations are light.

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It should now look like this. Blow through the straw from the back to launch it.
NICOLE9254 years ago
OK what am I doing wrong??? My plane goes down like a dud! How do I get it to fly ... atleast past my kitchen table!?
Pro7 years ago
Hello I have a project to do and I was wondering if someone could help me make a plane that flies but it can not be simple and cannot be a paper planes someone please help me Thank you And P.S.: this project needs to be done by Thursday, March,27,2008 Whenever you send it please try to send it before friday.28 of march and please hurry
jinjaboy7 years ago
Patrat7 years ago
Where did the wings come from? did I miss something? I've been looking for a project my Grandsons and I could do so could you answer this for me? it looks kind of fun yet real simple.
chazepping (author)  Patrat7 years ago
I just cut some shapes out of paper and then I drew some snazzy squiggles, that´s all. They´re meant to be designed how ever you like. I don´t think the shape will affect the flying too much. :)
Thanks! I'll give it a try!!!