Quick & Easy Toy Planes

This quick and easy airplane craft is perfect for indoor, outdoor and on-the-go play. Plus, you only need a few, household ingredients to make these high flyers.


  • one clothespin
  • 2-3 Popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • markers or paint (optional)


  1. If you’d like to add color to your airplane, let your kid color or paint the Popsicle sticks and/or clothespin BEFORE you start gluing.
  2. wingsGlue the Popsicle stick close to one end of the clothespin (flat, horizontally), making a cross shape with about the same length of stick on each side of the pin.
  3. To make a two-winged plane (or biplane) glue one Popsicle stick to the top of the clothespin and one to the bottom.
  4. My son was inspired by a triplane model, so we added a third Popsicle stick inside the clothespin.

This craft is great for sunny days, rainy days and even days stuck in a waiting room. I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine did!