Klutz / Scholastic Canada Ltd.
Ages 8 & Up
Build and launch your own mini air force!
Here at Klutz, we are die-hard fans of the traditional paper airplane. After all, that classic play pattern (fold, throw, repeat) has a timeless appeal that can never be equaled. Or can it? Introducing a brilliant innovation in paper aerodynamics: the straw-launched jet. Don't throw it — blow it!
Straw-Shooter Jets comes with everything anyone needs to make a fleet of puff-propelled flyers. Young aviators follow the step-by-step instructions to fold custom-designed paper patterns and attach the results to a straw fuselage. Once the jet is mounted on a special launch straw, it only takes a concentrated breath to send it soaring.
In addition to folding instructions, the book features tips about getting the best performance from the jets, including real principals of aerodynamics. There are enough papers included to make ten each of five different jet models, from the mysterious X-88 to the aptly-named Spitfire. Cool artwork evokes flying team themes (beware the Sky Pirates!). But the fun doesn't end when the pre-printed papers are gone. Sturdy plastic stencils let straw-shooter aces trace and cut out planes from their own paper. How many jets can you make with this book? The sky's the limit!
Comes with: 50 cut-out plane bodies, 4 standard straws, 10 jumbo straws, 10 custom rubber nose weights, a plane
body plastic stencil