Parachutes

Age

6-9

Duration

30-60 minutes

Stuff

Craft material

People

1+

About this activity

Challenge your engineering skills and make a parachute that gets your passenger safely to the ground. This is a great fun activity that will help improve concentration when tackling difficult tasks.

Required material
  • Tissue papers, a paper cup, string, sticky tape, scissors and a LEGO® minifigure.
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Instructions

1

Cut the tissue paper into the shape of your parachute.

2

Cut pieces of string – it’s up to you how many – and attach these to your parachute using the tape.

3

Now attach the other end of the string to your paper cup – this will carry your passenger.

4

Now it’s time to test your parachute. Put the passenger into the cup and find a safe place to drop the parachute. Does it slow them down so they land safely?

How was this activity?

Too easy?

Put a time limit on how long children have to make their parachute.

Too hard?

Work as a team to create the parachute together.

Advice for grown-ups