You never know when a project might finish early and you need to fill 10-15 minutes of extra time!
These mini projects are quick to explain, require only a few materials, and are guaranteed to prevent any group of kids from getting bored.
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Tips and Troubleshooting
If the tops aren't spinning, then...
Make sure to use a small piece of tape to connect the wheel to the dowel.
Try spinning the top by pinching the dowel between your fingers, and releasing it with a snapping action.
If the straw glider isn't flying, then...
Try creating a 3" diameter loop for the front, and a 4" diameter loop in the back.
Try adding a small amount of weight - like a piece of a hot glue stick - to the front of the glider.
If the paper plane isn't flying, then...
Make sure to slightly curl the back edges of the wings upward. This process - known as "trimming" greatly increases how much lift the wings generate.
Make sure the stabilizers are creased straight and angled upward at a 90-degree angle.
Make sure to throw hard. Try throwing straight upward!