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To make this interesting glider you will need a fat drinking straw and some stiff paper or light white board.



  • Cut the two 'wings' to the sizes shown.

  • Glue each 'wing' into a kind of a wheel and allow to dry.

  • When dry glue the 'wings to the straw as in the illustration.

  • I know it will be hard but give your glider plenty of time to dry before flying it.

To make a larger version cut the following pieces from a sheet of coloured poster board.

  • Body: 50 cm X 12 cm

  • Rear wing: 40 cm X 5 cm

  • Front wing: 20 cm X 3 cm

    Roll and glue the body and wings into tubes and assemble the same as the smaller model.


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