Do you have a young Star Wars fan at home? Do they dream of flying their very own X-Wing?
This easy X-Wing Fighter Craft is perfect for the youngest Star Wars fans!
This simple recycled craft is also a great craft for the letter X. (It paired perfectly with our vehicle activities for letter X.)
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X-Wing Fighter Craft
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!
This simple X-Wing Craft is a fun Star Wars craft for preschoolers.
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Fantastic, craft, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, and great to see “the girl” making space craft!
I have to say she gets just as in to the vehicle stuff as her brother if we are crafting! 🙂
My grandsons would love this, and “X” is such a difficult letter to find crafts for!
X is definitely one of the trickier ones!
What a cute idea! My two boys will love these. Thanks for sharing!
I hope they have fun playing with their unique X-Wing Fighters! 🙂
I hope they enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂
kristine foley says
Super cute idea and creative for the letter x. My girl’s will love making one! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!
Have fun getting creative!
susen @Dabbling Momma says
so fun! My daughter would love to make one of these and filling it with ‘passengers!’ Thanks for sharing at our FB Share Day!
It was so fun watching them give all their toys a ride… One day they will get to watch Star Wars and see what an X-Wing is! 😉