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Super Easy Paper Napkin Parachutes

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Today we made a super easy craft, paper napkin parachutes. I was really surprised how quick and easy they were to make, and how long Henry played with it. It's the simple things in life.

How do you make a paper napkin parachute? All you need is:

  • A standard paper napkin

  • String or yarn

  • clear tape

  • A hole punch

  • A ruler (or you can just use the napkin as your guide)

  • A small light weight toy such as a Lego person or soldier

  • A cup of coffee (optional, but why not?)

The Steps:

  • Start by unfolding your napkin all the way. Then measure 4 pieces of string or yarn making them the same size as one side of your napkin. In this case, ours were 12 inches.

  • Set that aside. Now fold a piece of tape over the corner of each end of the napkin making sure it goes all the way around. This will prevent the napkin from tearing apart.

  • Now use a hole punch or scissors to make a hole in each corner over the tape.

  • Then take a piece of string or yarn that you cut and tie it to the corner. Continue to tie one to each corner.

  • Now tie two of those pieces of sting or yarn together. Then tie the other two together. This will create two loops that you can put around the toy's arms.

Now you're ready to have some fun! Find a place to drop the toys and watch them float down. My children loved doing this over and over again seeing who's floated the longest and which one went the furthest.

Leave a comment below and let us know how making paper napkin parachutes went for your family.

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