Check it Out! Renee over at Money Saving Mommies x2 passed along an awesome product for my boys to review, Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyers. Since she has younger kids and I have older kids, and 1 of them LOVES Star Wars, she knew that my boys would love this and she was so right!
This book allows you to make six different ships from the Star Wars fleet and you can make 30 ships to complete your own fleet. You also get a beginners guide to Starfighters as well as folding tips and flying advice to make those ships fly once your done folding them.
Well of course we wasted no time, and at first these little guys seem a little difficult, but they really aren't, especially once you go through"flight school" and follow the directions.
What is super impressive to me is that everything is in full color and the paper is ready to fly, it's not flimsy and super thin, making folding easy and exact. Which is the key to a good starfighter, sharp and exact folds. Sounds difficult, but really not. For each ship you build you not only get step-by-step instructions but full color illustrations to guide you through the process. Amazingly simple directions that make it super easy! You also get a background on each ship, such as information all about the ship, it's weapons and defense as well as it's role in battle.
Here is the Naboo N-1 Starfighter completed and ready to fly. There are enough to make 5 of each ship and instructions on how to fly them. There are also bases for them to be displayed as well as a sheet of tape squares. Everything you need!
A completed T-65 X-Wing.
The BTL-B Y-Wing completed.
The Millenium Falcom completed.
The Advanced X1 completed.
The Jedi Starfighter completed.
And here is the whole set completed.
We found that they all fly differently and the best in flight for us was the Naboo N-1 Starfighter. Boy did it fly good and far! Really cool!
All of my kids enjoyed this and I feel it has a few lessons in it too, in that it takes their full attention to achieve those perfect folds, which allows for maximum flight. Great hand/eye coordination tasks.
You can check out this book as well as many more craft and activity books at www.klutz.com.
*I received the product in this post free, however all opinions are my own.