Parachute Toys

    Posted by  ·  June 15, 2013

    Here is a simple kids activity that will keep kids entertained! The darling Crafting Chicks are here to share a great project!

    Hello Skip to my Lou readers!  I’m Becky, one of the 5 Crafting Chicks!  I’m excited to share a quick little project that your kids are sure to love!

    You are going to need basic supplies:
    A plastic shopping bag
    string (or baker’s twine if that’s handy)
    a small toy figure that isn’t too heavy
    Take your bag and cut down each side.  Then you will cut out squares for the parachutes.  For the small parachutes I used 6×6 inch squares 9×9 for the large.
    Next, take your string and cut it 9 inches long for a small parachute and 12 inches for a large one.  You will need 4 pieces of string per parachute.
    Take the parachute and punch a hole in each corner far enough in that it won’t tear easily, but not too far in.  Tie a piece of string through the hole.  Repeat for each corner.
    Once you have a string through each corner, you will take all of the string together and tie in a knot.  You will have a little tail of string which is good.
    We are almost there!  Take your tape and secure the string and knot by wrapping it around your figure tightly.
    Now hand it off to your kids and watch them play and have a great time! This kept my girls busy for about 20 mins.
    We sure hope you stop by The Crafting Chicks to see what else we are up to! Thanks for having me!
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    1. Sunday, January 12th, 2014
      Love the photos and agree that this is a great activity for young kids. My two boys who are 4 and 6 have lots of fun throwing these off our balcony. The older one also takes it to his school and drops them off the 3rd floor down to the ground. I have put this activity on my website and will add a link to your site.
    2. Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
      That looks fun,my boys will love this thank you..