Monday, August 23, 2010

let it fly!


The boys woke up this morning with a cold, which for G means asthma attacks, the nebulizer, inhalers, and being home. So, today we were all about being pretty still, but having fun. After baking some cookies, the boys were ready to fold some paper airplanes!


We spent hours folding designs from our paper airplane books (we just picked up a new one over the weekend), reading diagrams, testing, re-folding, and working on getting the best flight from our planes.


Paper airplanes were launched down stairs, from on top of the couch or any other elevation in the house...distances measured, tricks compared.


Definitely a fun way to spend a not-feeling-so hot kind of day. And tomorrow? I think the boys might just have a few more ideas and design tweaks...



Want to make some paper airplanes??
Fold and Play Paper Planes, Dean Mackey

Super Simple Paper Airplanes: Step-By-Step Instructions to Make Planes That Really Fly From a Tri-Plane to a Jet Fighter, Nick Robinson

Cut and Fold Paper Spaceships that Fly, Michael Grater


14 comments:

Astrid @ The Lopsided House said...

Ooooo!

Those are some fun fliers! (I just posted photos of my girls' take on paper airplanes)

denise said...

Ha! We are on the same wavelength! :) We found a book with great designs at a bookstore over the weekend, and it was perfect for today!

se7en said...

Sorry you guys are under the weather again... I just love the flying photos...

Theresa said...

Hope they are better soon!

Tara said...

Looks like fun!

Owen spent some time on paper airplanes last month. Thanks for including the book list - I'll check it out for some more airplane fun :0)

Michelle said...

Oh to have a bunch of boys around! Fun stuff. I have 4 daughters so my husband was always outnumbered.

kellyi said...

My boys love planes - paper and otherwise.

We're planning to make paper gliders (this is the link to it if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6JKwzK37_)

Be interested to see if you can get it to work!

Jennie said...

I'm new to Madison and just discovered your blog I love it! You guys have a lot of fun. Can I ask which template you used in blogger? I love the clean look.

Andrea said...

thanks for this link. my boys loves paper planes! Hope you get better soon :)

Missy said...

Oh that sickness isn't good... glad you all could make the best of your day though.

Missy

denise said...

Michelle - I grew up with 3 girls in the house (before my brother was born when I was 15)...I remember a childhood full of fishing, creeks, woods, treehouses, and paper airplanes! ;)

Hi Jennie - Welcome to Madison. I'll have to check...don't remember.

Thanks for the well wishes...Last night was G's worst yet, but hopefully only better from here!

Maiz Connolly said...

I love that last picture! Get well soon, everybody. I just caught that tail-of-the-summer cold, too!

Abbie said...

Those are amazing. Looks like they are having a great time for being sick!
I love making cookies on days when I am not feeling good. Always lifts the spirit to have the smell of freshly baked cookies in the house!
Hope they are feeling better.

Jennie said...

Don't go out of your way, Denise! Just curious if you knew off the top of your head. Great job with the blog!