How Do You Make an Airplane Out of Popsicle Sticks?

You can make an airplane by gluing Popsicle sticks to a wooden clothespin and adding paint and sticker embellishments. Alternatively, if you want to make the airplane entirely out of craft sticks, you can omit the clothespin and simply glue five craft sticks together to make the body of the airplane.

  1. Gather your supplies

    This child-friendly craft requires a few supplies available at any craft store. You need a wooden clothespin, two large Popsicle sticks, one smaller Popsicle stick, craft glue, two colors of paint, paintbrushes, stickers and a marker (optional).

  2. Paint the craft sticks and clothespin

    Paint the clothespin, which will function as the body of the airplane, in the first color you picked. The three Popsicle sticks should be painted in the second color that you've chosen.

  3. Glue the sticks to the clothespin

    Once the paint is dry, glue the two longer craft sticks on the top and bottom of the clothespin so that they resemble wings of an airplane. Glue the smaller Popsicle stick to the top of the clothespin at the end where you would hold the clothespin to open it. This is the airplane's tail. Use a marker to write on or decorate the airplane and small stickers to further personalize it.