Disney’s latest family movie release, PLANES, is about to be released. We were sent an early copy for the purpose of this post. Lennox had wanted to see it in theaters, but we just never got around to getting to the theater, so when it showed up in the mail – she was very excited. We have watched the movie a few already its as fun as the previous movie, CARS! A story of courage and determination runs deep through this movie. Dusty (the orange plane – one of Lennox’s favorite), needed to build up the courage to fly faster than he is built for and conquer his fear of heights (how silly for an airplane!). With help from his friends and lots of practice, Dusty finds the courage he needs.
On the theme of courage, Lennox is usually fearless – from jumping in the pool on her own (and i having to jump in to save her) to riding her bike, courage is not something she lacks. But recently we’ve had to figure out if we think she will be able to practice enough to build up the courage to perform in front a large crowd of people. She is currently on a basketball skills team who will perform with the Harlem Globetrotters. I spoke with her coach to see if she thinks she can do it and she was unsure – but after talking to her about it and continuing to practice, her teacher is now confident she will have the courage to do it. She volunteered to be the class helper and chose a spot right up front to learn what she needs to learn. We are very proud of her and can’t wait to see how it goes with her team, friends and the crowd!
There is no sitting on the couch and watching a movie in our house – Lennox has to set up a “bed” on the ground with pillows and blankets!
So, knowing we were going to watch the Disney Plane’s movie, I thought putting together a craft project for a Saturday afternoon would be a fun thing to do and easy enough for a 3-year-old to do! We planned on having our neighbors over as well, but it just didn’t work out – but that didn’t ruin our day! Lennox had a lot of fun making Clothespin Airplanes.
- Craft Sticks
- Mini Craft Sticks
- Glue (I used hot glue gun)
- Paint, Markers, Glitter, etc.
- Blue construction paper
- Cotton Balls
- Multi-color Pom-Pom
Clothespin Airplane Instructions:
- Arrange and glue cotton balls onto blue construction paper (or card stock) to make as sky and cloud background for your planes.
- Each plane needs 1 clothespin, 2 large craft sticks and 2 small craft sticks. Paint or color each piece however you may like.
- Once all pieces are painted / colored – use strong glue or hot glue gun to glue the two large craft sticks to the front of the clothes pin (to make the wings).
- Glue on a mini craft stick to the back for the plain’s tail.
- Glue on the last mini craft stick to the front for a propeller and / or add colored pom-pom.
- You can embellish the planes anyway you like! Let the kids use their imagination.
- Once everything is dry – glue them onto your sky background and you’re done!
There are so many ways you could make these airplanes – of course you could just make the planes and not attach them to the sky so that your little one can soar through the house with them. You could even try to match each character in the movie!
Planes is a fun movie for the whole family so Make sure to head to the store and own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD on November 19!
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