Yesterday I shared our activities for the letter X. Today I’d like to share the easy X-Wing Fighter craft we did that day!
We used empty Pringles chip cans to make the body of our X-Wing Fighters. For the wings I cut two cardboard strips that were 1 1/2 inches wide and 11 inches long. Then I cut one of the strips in half.
I used scissors to make 4 slits, 2 on each side, on the bottom portion of each chip can.
After making sure the cardboard strips would fit in the slit, I used computer paper to cover each can, using clear tape to secure it in place.
A quick clip with scissors on the paper where the slits were in the can allowed us to wiggle the cardboard wings into place.
First slip the longest strip into place, then add the two shorter pieces from the one you cut in half. If you look inside you can see how they make an X!
Then came the fun part — decorating!
Both kids liked the idea that they could take off the clear lid and add travelers to their X-Wing Fighter.
The boy filled his full of Hot Wheels that were looking for space adventure!
And the girl?
Did you know that Ana and Elsa from the Disney Frozen movie like to travel through space?
Well, they do!
If your kids love Star Wars, then check out these posts:
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