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Build Your Own Aircraft

An example of one of the 3D paper airplanes you can build

Let your imagination soar while you build your own aircraft! Choose your favourite… or make them all! Recommended for ages eight and up. 

What you need

  • A print out of the aircraft you wish to make (PDFs below)
  • Crayons, pencil crayons, or markers
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors

Make it

  1. Use crayons, pencil crayons, or markers to decorate the various pieces of your aircraft.
  2. Following the outer lines, carefully cut out all of the aircraft components.
  3. Start with the fuselage of the aircraft. Fold on the lines, so the resulting form has two sides, a top and bottom. Glue in place (you may want to use a small amount of tape to keep things in place while the glue dries).
  4. Carefully glue the fuselage to the wings, then glue on the tail.

Naval aircraft

Bush planes used for airmail delivery

Go further

Want to have fun while learning about the aircraft in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s collection? Play a memory game, complete dot-to-dot activity sheets, and learn about the different parts of an aircraft in this Student Activity Kit (recommended for ages four and up).

Program Details

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Program Location
At Your School