Cute Fathers’ Day Airplane Craft Idea
It's nearly Fathers' Day for lots of you around the world so here's a cute little craft idea you can do with your kids that's perfect for a pilot Dad.
Items You Need For Footprint Airplane Craft
- Poster or Acrylic Paints
- Paintbrush/sponge/paint tray
- Paper (white or coloured) or framed canvas
- Permanent Marker Pen
- Baby wipes
Creating Your Artwork
This is a great outdoor activity, but if you prefer to do it indoors, I'd lay down some newspaper or other protective covering.
Brush or sponge the paint directly onto the child's foot or get them to step in a tray of paint (this is usually messier but possibly more fun!).
I would recommend doing a couple of test prints first to see how much paint you need and get the child used to holding their foot still and not letting it slip around.
When you're ready, make the footprints and then put them somewhere safe to dry. You might want to make a couple so the kids can paint some as well. Or just in case you muck it up the first time around.
Use baby wipes or a wet cloth to wipe the kids feet clean before you let them run free!!
Once the footprints are dry, use the marker pen to draw in the cockpit and windows. If your pilot flies cargo, just leave the windows out. Add the wings and tail. Again, if your pilot flies a turboprop, paint a propellor at the nose as well.
You can always add in a few clouds or even some glitter to your artwork when it's done.
Hide your beautiful Fathers' Day Airplane Craft away until you have an opportunity to celebrate with your pilot. Or, sneak it into his bag before he goes away as a nice surprise for him when he arrives at his hotel.