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Maker Monday: Floating Parachute

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Sally Quinn
June25/ 2018

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!

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Supplies:

Pipe cleaners

Recycled plastic bags

String

Scissors

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Cut a recycled plastic bag into a square about 8 inches by 8 inches.

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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.

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Cut the string into 4 pieces about 10 inches in length. Tie a string to each corner above the knot.

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Gather all 4 string ends and tie together, leaving about 3 inches at the end to attach the parachutist.

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Tie the parachutist to the string under his arms.

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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.

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For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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