- A strip 2 cm wide should be postponed from the edge on a cardboard sheet along its length. Cut it off. The strip is folded in half. Glue each end (of the top and of the bottom) on a matchbox - a "fuselage" airplane. Outline the line of equity on the center at the end of the body. Cut the 2 strips for the wings on the narrow side of the cardboard sheet, the width of which should be equal to the width of the box of matches. The edges should be smoothly rounded (Fig. 1).
- Stick the ready wings on the top and bottom of the matchbox (Fig. 2).
- Now you need to make the airplane empennage. First, you need to cut out 2 identical cardboard rectangles width of 2 cm and a length of 6 cm. Smoothly round the edges of the rectangles - this will be the tail feathers. Then cut out a rectangle 2 cm wide and 7 cm long, fold it in half, fold and press by hand for fixing.Bend each edge of a rectangle 0.5 cm. It will be the keel plane, after all the manipulations it will take a V-shape (Fig. 3).
- Lay a piece of the tail feathers on the table, outline its center on the workpiece. Outline the end line of the airplane body on top, align the center points on each part, and glue them. Wait until the glue is completely dry, and stick the tail feathers on the top of the second part, perfectly aligning the edges of parts (Fig. 4).
- After waiting for the time required to complete the drying of the adhesive, stick tail unit V-shaped piece - tip on top(Fig. 5.).
- Cut out a small rectangular piece of a sheet of construction paper, the size of which should be equal to the front of a matchbox. Cut a strip of paper to seal in the front boxes. Then cut a few narrow strips of paper for the propeller, glue them in the center (can be stapled) and stick the propeller on the box (Fig. 6).
- At the end of the work you can decorate the craft with a tail and the airplane wings - with stars. They can be cut out of colored paper or colored foliage and then stick them to the right places. You can draw any patterns you want using paints and brushes or pens. If it is not a "fighting" plane, and the model looks more like it is designed for games or test flights, you can replace the military symbolism by some flower decoration (Fig. 7).