Craft Roll Airplane

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

Let's fly high with today's craft. We are going to use a craft roll to make a play airplane. Here is what you need to make this craft:

Project Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate


  • Blue Construction Paper
  • 1 Piece of Bright Pop Cardstock
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Washable Liquid Glue
  • Washable Glue Stick 
  • Scissors
  • Glitter Glue

Additional Materials: 

  • Craft Roll (paper towel roll size)
  • Stapler
  • 2 Popsicle Sticks



  1. Cut the craft roll in half. 
  2. Place the craft roll at the corner of the construction paper. Make a mark at the end and roll the craft roll making marks as you roll it until you rolled in around one complete circle. Draw a line across the end. 
  3. Cut along the dashes and the lines. 
  4. Rub glue stick all over the construction paper and glue around the craft roll.  
  5. Pinch the end of the craft roll closed and staple at each end. You might need the help of an adult. 
  6. Use the scissor to cut a slit in the center about 1/2" long. 
  7. Cut two 1/2" (can estimate) slits on each side of the front  opening. Cut two additional ones opposite of these slits. 
  8. Fold the top in along the slits and glue. 
  9. Take the extra piece of craft roll and cut along the side so you can lay the piece out flat. 
  10. Draw a long oval, small oval piece and a tail piece and cut out. 
  11. Trace the pieces two times from step 10 on the back of the Bright Pop page and cut out. 
  12. Glue them to the each side of the craft roll pieces. 
  13. Insert the tail piece into the slit you created on the stapled side of the craft roll.  
  14. Cut a small slit at the end of the tail piece. 
  15. Slide the small oval in this slit. 
  16. Glue the large oval piece on the top of the craft roll, this is the plane wings. 
  17. Glue the two popsicle sticks together in a cross shape. 
  18. Apply glue to the back and glue to the front of the plane. 
  19. Decorate the plane with glitter glue. 
  20. Be sure to let the plane completely dry before playing with it! 

Get ready to soar into a fun with this play plane! 

We hope you enjoyed this Camp Craft Box project! Parents, share your child’s craft on the Camp Craft Box Facebook Group. Don’t forget to tag @crayola and @craftboxgirls and use the hashtag #CampCraftBox if you share your child's projects on social media. 


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