Making plastic model airplane kits has to be high on the list of favorite holiday activities for children.
Both my homeschool children love making kids models, so I asked them for some insider tips to:
This is my son William painting his homeschool model. I got my husband Rob to help you with his advice too!
Does everyone have a husband who can still recite the specifications of a Gloster Gladiator?
Plastic model airplane kits are perfect for many children, but a word of warning.
You need to choose from all the different kids models to
get the best one for your children.
You don't have to start with plastic model airplane kits.
When it came to holiday crafts for children, my daughter Catherine started at age 5 making kids models of dinosaurs.
Her glue-together homeschool Triceratops model had blue stripes and looked very groovy.
Some of us homeschool parents struggle a little with the military
theme of many plastic model airplane kits, so it's worth remembering
there are different models you can make which offer a peaceful
alternative to holiday activities for children!
"Here is the result of Thursday's education lessons in character building (patience and discipline), construction skills, following instructions, painting, decal deployment skills (very hard) and teamwork!
My son admits to having a great amount of fun and satisfaction during today's homeschooling building and decorating his first ever kit model!"
~ Jeremy, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
I asked Sam to give us some first-hand tips:
"Here are some valuable lessons I learned when making my first model kit...
1. Make sure the room is well ventilated because the glue can give off dangerous fumes.
2. Be patient - models take a long time to build!
3. Be gentle - the plastic pieces are fragile!
4. Decals are really difficult to put on and can curl in the warm water. Using tweezers to carefully lift the end of them can help the process."
Thanks so much Sam; what a professional and well-made model you have made. Well done.
Plastic model airplane kits aren't the only choice when it comes to homeschool kids models.
Holiday crafts for children certainly take on a different dimension with our homeschool junk robot models; check out our pages to see how to make a scary T-Rex with plastic fork prong teeth and an air freshener head.
Also, plastic model airplane kits are often a natural progression from the simple pleasure of making and flying paper airplanes. My son William takes you through all the stages to make his top flyer in his page on making paper airplanes.
You'll find lots more holiday activities for children on the pages below. Click on the pic to go to the page.
Holiday activities for children will be so much fun you won't want to be
Homeschooling › Crafts › Model Airplanes
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