Build a Jumbo Jet

Build a Jumbo Jet craft

Build your own model jumbo jet! Nearly everything you need is recycled. Where will you fly?

  • 1.

    What parts do jumbo jets have---wings? Tails? Propellers? Windows? Engines? Here's one way to create your own jet with a recycled tissue box. You might have other ideas.

  • 2.

    With Crayola® Scissors, trim the opening of the box so it is the same on both sides. This is the cockpit.

  • 3.

    Ask an adult to help you cut the top off of a recycled 1/2-gallon plastic milk jug. Tape it to the front of your plane for a nosepiece. Hold in place with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

  • 4.

    Cut recycled cardboard into airplane wings and a tail. Cover with aluminum foil. Glue on the foil.

  • 5.

    Tape and glue the wings to either side of your jet. Cut small cardboard triangles to support the wings. Glue in place.

  • 6.

    Decorate your jet with aluminum foil strips and Crayola Glitter Glue. Glue on recycled buttons as lights. Add details such as rudders and windows. Dry.

  • 7.

    Where will your Jumbo Jet let your imagination fly?