Maker Monday: Floating Parachute
Imagination is key to enjoying a Floating Parachute adventure. Kids can make their intrepid thrill-seekers from pipe cleaners, then launch them to sail in the breeze before gently landing back on earth.
The supplies are minimal, but the fun is priceless!
Recycled plastic bags
Cut a recycled plastic bag into a square about 8 inches by 8 inches.
Tie each corner of the parachute into a knot. Form the parachutist by twisting pipe cleaners into the shape. We used two pipe cleaners for each man.
Cut the string into 4 pieces about 10 inches in length. Tie a string to each corner above the knot.
Gather all 4 string ends and tie together, leaving about 3 inches at the end to attach the parachutist.
Tie the parachutist to the string under his arms.
You are ready to launch! It’s fun to drop from a deck or porch to catch a breeze and glide easily to the ground.
For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.