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Friday, April 5, 2013

Airplane Adventure

My days are often filled with the "vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv" sounds of airplanes flying around the playroom, garage, living room, etc.  My son LOVES all things airplanes.  We had a left over piece of wood in the playroom and one day my son took it out and sat on it, pretending to fly a plane.  I asked him if he would like to make some airplane controls (yes!).  We started by flipping through his airplane book making note of all the dials and knobs in the cockpit, then it was time for a trip to Walmart.  Once we found the aisle with switches and knobs I let him choose which ones he wanted for his controls.  When we got home, we created this - together.

We simply used screws to attach everything.  The wooden pieces have holes in the bottom, so we screwed in a screw (leaving some of it sticking out) and stuck the wooden pieces onto the screw.

The wood pieces can be purchased HERE.

"Flying" his airplane

Since posting the picture above over a year ago, a steering wheel (AKA apple cutter) has been added - by him - as a steering wheel.  He uses his controls often in our imaginary adventures.  They are a HUGE hit!

Click HERE for a video of one of his adventures.

Incorporating his controls into his space ship.

Hard at PLAY!

His space ship!  LOVE!



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