Age3 to 6 years
ThemeFun and games
- a piece of string +/- 60 cm long
- 1 plastic garbage bag
- 1 empty Pritt glue stick
- a handy Pritt glue stick
Skydiving is an extreme sport where you use a parachute to sale safely to the ground after jumping out of an airplane. A Parachute is a device that is used to drop things to the ground at a safe and slow speed. In todays project we are going to make a cool parachute for our Pritt stick.
Cut the plastic garbage bag into a square of 30 cm by 30 cm.
Cut the string into four 15 cm long strands.
Cover 2 cm of each piece of string with a generous amount of Pritt glue.
Place 1 strand of glued string in each corner of the cut out plastic bag, as shown in the picture.
Fold the plastic in each corner over their respective strings.
Wait 10 minutes for the glue to dry.
Remove the lid from your Pritt glue stick.
Stick 1 cm from each end of the 4 strands to the empty glue head.
Place the glue cap back on the Pritt stick.
How to use your parachute:
Hold the top of your parachute.
Fold the Pritt stick back onto the parachute.
Hold both the parachute and Pritt stick in your hand.
Throw it in the air and watch it glide down to the ground!