This lego parachute craft is a STEM activity that will get kids thinking about how they can use a coffee filter to float a lego figure! Then, test and build their design.
We love crafts that combine a bit of science! This lego parachute craft is a great one for kids. Similar to a STEM challenge, it’s a craft in which they have to try to make a parachute to help a mini figure float. What fun!
A Lego Parachute Craft to Make with Kids
This craft is really as simple as decorating a coffee filter and stringing up a lego figure! But, to really get your kids thinking, ask questions like:
- do you think this coffee filter will be sturdy enough to hold the lego?
- what shape would a parachute need to make? why?
- where should we attach the string?
It might take a couple of tries to build a parachute that might work, but that’s part of the STEM challenge fun. Kids will learn to predict, test, and perfect their parachute craft.
What you need for the lego parachute craft:
Round coffee filters
How to make a lego figure parachute:
Flatten the coffee filters and stack them on top of each other. The number of filters you use will depend on the number of Lego figures you have. You’ll need one coffee filter per Lego figure.
If your child would like to decorate the parachute, draw a design on only the top coffee filter using the markers. We did this with our final parachute after testing and perfecting the design portion mentioned above.
Dip the paint brush in water and paint the water over the marker to blend the colors together. This will create a fun tie-dye effect that seems magical to kids.
Allow the coffee filters to dry completely, then separate the filters.
Punch two holes in each side of each coffee filter.
Cut two even pieces of string for each parachute. Each string should be around one foot long. Fold each string in half and thread each end through one hole on the side of the parachute. Repeat the process on the other side of the parachute.
Tie each string to the Lego figure’s arm.
To use the parachute, lightly toss the Lego figure into the air, making sure the parachute is open before you toss.