• Paper Airport

    With a huge roll of craft paper you can do exactly four bazillion fun projects with kids. Yesterday afternoon we worked on this giant airport and runway for his growing collection of planes. 

    Of course we had to incorporate both his animals and cars

    We made some winding roads around a lake and cut up a pasta box to create a car garage for them to park at when they arrived for their flights.

    Made a lame but effective tower to help direct air traffic and several grassy fields designated for wildlife viewing

    Each of the planes had a little parking spot to wait their turn to take off. It was as much fun to create as it was for him to play with. The best part is we can roll it up and use it again if we’re gentle with it. Have you made any fun projects with craft paper?

      
  • 28 comments

    1. Sarah loves it all said… July 6, 2011 4:10 pm

      This is so fun Liz! I guess this is just sort of the thing of the moment! I just did some paper "roads" for my son's birthday party. It's perfect entertainment right? http://www.fortheloveofblogtherapy.com/2011/06/school-bus-birthday-party-part-1.html

    2. Barbie (Birds of a Lovely Feather) said… June 26, 2011 11:53 am

      This is great, Liz. Our super long hallyway is perfect for this. Thanks for sharing!

    3. Liz Stanley said… June 24, 2011 10:23 pm

      Elisabeth, that link didn't work but i'd love to see your project!

    4. Liz Stanley said… June 24, 2011 10:22 pm

      Alexis, what a great idea. I love it!

    5. Alexis said… June 24, 2011 3:33 pm

      Great idea! I once made a headboard out of craft paper when I was poor and lived in a tiny apartment. (This was back before everything was a vinyl wall sticker)

    6. Elisabeth said… June 24, 2011 12:27 pm

      I posted on our fun afternoon playing with craft paper here: http://www.mygrowinghome.com/2011/06/paper-sodor.html. Thought you would like to see!

    7. carina said… June 23, 2011 4:08 am

      Oh, this reminds me so much of being a kid. My dad used to make tape-roads across the entire dining room floor, so I could create an entire city with all my playmobil toy:-)

    8. Liz Stanley said… June 22, 2011 10:45 pm

      Elisabeth, I love the idea of creating a scene from their favorite show. How cute! I'm sure they loved it

    9. mrs. olson said… June 22, 2011 10:36 pm

      Ah, to only have one child..:) I have 3 five and under and these fun one on one things don't happen anymore.

    10. Elisabeth said… June 22, 2011 6:16 pm

      Thank you for this wonderful idea! We had a rainy afternoon and thanks to you, pulled out the kraft paper and made a paper version of the Island of Sodor (home to Thomas the Tank Engine)…plus cowboys, airplane, motorcycles, a farm, a church, and a UPS warehouse:). My two boys were entertained for a full hour and a half. What a blessing for all of us! Thanks!

    11. Liz Stanley said… June 22, 2011 5:02 pm

      sophie, yes! i was fully entertained (maybe even more than him!)

    12. rebecca said… June 22, 2011 2:04 pm

      So cute!!! What a brilliant (and inexpensive) way to entertain kids!

    13. Ana Degenaar said… June 22, 2011 1:43 pm

      So cool and creative!

    14. Kirsteen said… June 22, 2011 12:46 pm

      What a great idea. I can see this keeping my boys entertained for ages.

    15. R-Eight said… June 22, 2011 11:40 am

      You made me a little homesick for days like these with my little ones. I am missing it this morning. You're such a great mom.

    16. Elaine said… June 22, 2011 10:01 am

      SO CUTE! I love it.

    17. Eliza Jane said… June 22, 2011 9:46 am

      Oh wow, what a great idea! I'm totally keeping this in mind for when I have kids!

    18. Sharon said… June 22, 2011 9:45 am

      so sweet

    19. Brandi {not your average ordinary} said… June 22, 2011 9:03 am

      This is an absolutely brilliant idea — and I love that it can easily be rolled up and stored when playtime is done.

    20. Sarah said… June 22, 2011 8:48 am

      Love love love this!!!!!! The simple things bring the most joy.- Sarahhttp://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

    21. Old house...New house said… June 22, 2011 8:47 am

      WHat a wonderful idea, I love this!

    22. Jen C said… June 22, 2011 8:11 am

      Love this!

    23. Faith said… June 22, 2011 8:10 am

      how cool is this!!

    24. Sophie Delphis said… June 22, 2011 7:16 am

      Great! Further proving that mere pieces of paper go a long way in entertaining children, and adults alike.

    25. jillian :: cornflake dreams. said… June 22, 2011 7:03 am

      so sweet! love this idea ;) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    26. Vintage Scapes said… June 22, 2011 6:49 am

      this is so sweet!

    27. celeste said… June 22, 2011 6:45 am

      great idea, liz!

    28. Danielle (elleinadspir) said… June 22, 2011 5:56 am

      I love this. We made a racetrack a long time ago, but not in a while. Thx for the reminder, maybe we'll make one today.

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