Because the guys are obsessed with Planes


September 3, 2013 by Terumi


So we are not just into airplanes now, but PLANES, as in made by Disney planes from the movie that we survived a few weeks ago.  I’m not sure if you remember what I was worried about, but the guys sometimes find things like this scary and I wanted to make sure it was a good experience.


The guys thought the theatre was neat. They loved the kid’s happy meal/snack pack that we bought.


They had their little figures in hand: Leelee had chosen El Chu and Bean had Dusty.  They were a little worried in the movie when some fighter jets met some fireballs and exploded and fell into the water.  (Me too!) But everyday since they’ve been re-enacting the movie in my living room and it’s been really fun to watch.

And then one morning I saw a tweet from the Nerd’s Wife (a sweet blog by a Dallas mom with a British Columbia connection) about making a runway, and I knew we’d have to do that.  The good thing about having 5-year-olds is that they can now do a lot of the cutting, gluing and planning themselves.  The difficult thing is that you both might have a different vision for the project and because they are kids and you are the adult, you have to give in.




Make an airport for planes with kids

And then I looked up some other airplane type crafts and decided we’d make wooden planes because they love making little figures.

We watched a few online videos to get an idea.  They’re pretty straightforward but this one was easy and this one helped even though it was a little intense.

Then the guys told me what they needed cut and glued with a hot glue gun.


Bean even studied his Planes book to figure out what he wanted for one of the fighter jets.

Make a wooden plane with kids


Make a wooden plane with kids

And these ‘toys’ have been occupying them for days.  It’s fun crafting with my guys and I do love what they come up with.  And, although I’m not the biggest fan of the movie, I love that it’s help foster some creativity and some great bonding time before school starts.

(PS. I’m torn between betting that the next installation in this Disney series is BOATS or TRAINS..)


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