Since Independence Day is just around the corner, I’m sharing my 4th of July Bi-plane inspired by the early aviation designs of the Wright Brothers.
This is the template I created using Best Creation's I Love America collection. You can substitute with any other pattern paper you prefer.
- To create your own Bi-plane, start with an empty 24oz beer can. Cover the sides with pattern paper and make a ¼” hole in the bottom.
- Cut out the three propeller pieces from the template. Insert them in this sequence through a straw. Insert the straw through the hole in the can
- Cut out the four tail pieces from the template. Glue the two halves of the tail wing onto a 2” circle. And cut a ¾” slit in the circle.
- Glue the tail wings on the top of the can, making sure the pull-tab pops out of the slit in the circle. Glue the tail piece onto the pull-tab.
- Here’s how the assembled tail looks.
- Glue on the two wings. Assemble the two wing struts and insert them between the wings as support.
- There you've completed your bi-plane. All ready for celebrating 4th of July !
Thank you Dana for accepting my tutorial as a featured artist article for Scrapbook News and Review.
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I Love America Supplies : Expressions chipboard, Combo Stickers, Paper IA001, IA003, IA004 and IA011 Other supplies : Beer can, straw