With a minimum of effort, you can renovate a plain cardboard box into a shiny, flying machine that your child can dress in. Christmas Carnivals offers information on Christmas Airplane-From-a-Box Costume.
You'll need: large corrugated cardboard box, utility knife, metallic spray paint duct tape, aluminum foil, paper fastener and plastic wrap to make this craft in less than an hour. Cut out a rectangle on the top of the box big enough for your child's head.
Prevent the costume from slipping off the shoulders. To make the airplane costume, paint the entire box with metallic spray paint so that it looks like a flying machine.
For the propellers, cut two strips out of cardboard and cover them with aluminum foil.
Fasten the strips to the facade of the plane with a long paper fastener and give the propellers a trial spin. For the windshield, cut a frame cardboard the same width as the box. String a piece of plastic wrap inside the frame to make it look like glass and attach it to the box with duct tape and there's your Christmas Airplane-From-a-Box Costume!
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