Parachute Patterns

Parachute Patterns craft

Jump right in to this fun project that is patterned after real parachutes. Kids will fall for this creation that explores how colors can be arranged to create a design.

  • 1.

    Shape the figure of a parachute jumper with Crayola® Model Magic®. Use Crayola Scissors to cut two plastic straws in half. Press three straw pieces into the parachute jumper, one on each shoulder and one in the back, to hold up the parachute. Dry overnight.

  • 2.

    To make the parachute, decorate a coffee filter with Crayola Washable Markers in a pattern of colors and shapes. What colors look good next to each other? Which colors create contrast? Use a style similar to your favorite artist if you like.

  • 3.

    Spread newspaper over your work area. Spritz the parachute lightly with water to blend color edges. Dry.

  • 4.

    With markers, repeat the parachute pattern on the parachute jumper. Add accents to both the parachute and parachute jumper with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry. Attach parachute to straws with tape.