Half of the fun of the Christmas season for my little guy is finding his little elf buddy “Tattle” mid adventure each day. Tomorrow he will find Tattle flying North Pole Airlines on his way back from providing Santa with his daily report. Today I will teach you how to make your own using everyday recyclables.
Cereal box or other cardboard box of similar thickness
Paper towel tube
Metal Brad fastener
Hot glue gun and glue
Cut out a wing to desired length and then traced the other to cut out.
Cut support beam for wings in an hour glass shape.
Cut slits in the wings close enough to your cardboard tube to be able to glue into place the supports to the sides.
Cut slits into the supports to slip pieces together.
Cut strips for the tail piece making slits in the center. One on the inside edge and one on the outside as pictured below.
Cut slits into the end of the tube to slide tail into place and then glue edges.
Cut a hole for elf to sit in.
Use your hole puncher on the end of the wings on top and bottom.
Tie string from one wing to next allowing for a little slack.
Measure your paper straws in the for the outer wing support and push through each hole securing with hot glue.
Make a hole in the center of each crafting stick and secure with metal Brad fastener, taping the back to keep the propellers spread.
Glenn onto the front of the plane.
Tie string to the end of the tail of new each side and create a loop to hang the plane from.
I hope that this helps bring magic to your little ones Christmas elf hunt too! Merry Christmas!
As you may know, Halloween happens to be my birthday and therefore one of my favorite Holidays next to Christmas so I thought I would share with you my decorations this year. I have been slowly collecting and crafting decorations for years.
This is actually not even close to the amount that I own, but my husband already has his patients tested with just this amount. Next year I want to start working on my graveyard fence in late July to early August so that I can make my lawn look like a proper graveyard the way it’s begging to be.
Well, I hope that you are a little bit inspired and get outside to decorate your house for this spooktacular holiday! Happy Halloween and happy crafting!
I made these for my nieces birthday party last April after scouring Pinterest for ideas and stumbling upon a pin for candles in an Etsy shop, but honestly the scariest part was the price: $45.00 NO WAY!