Kids love to make something for their dads. This Father’s Day paper airplane combines a simple gift with an invitation to spend time together and play.
(The following instructions are from an earlier blog post.)
1. Fold an ordinary piece of printer paper in half, the long way or hotdog fold. Open it back up.
7. Pinch on the bottom center fold and the wings open up. This kind is called a dart and it’s ready to fly.
With some crayons and markers kids can decorate their Father’s Day paper airplane. It’s much easier to do the drawing and coloring before folding. Some x’s and o’s for hugs and kisses and some hearts send the message to dads they are loved. Or kids might want to draw something dad really likes.
Who can resist sending a paper airplane flying around the room or the yard? When a dad does this, a child’s heart takes flight too. Kids have made something dad is holding in his hand and using.
After dad has a turn, kids want a turn next and before you can count to 10, play happens, in one form or another. What better way can there be to celebrate Father’s Day than time together and the enjoyment of each other as we play?