Our Wing Wednesday challenge is here to see how creative you can get with what you have at home. Just like Sir George Cayley the Yorkshire pioneer of aviation, you will need to break out the aeronautical engineer in you and see what you can create using only materials you find around the house. Each Wednesday we will be sharing the pictures you send us of your aviation creations.
Here’s how it works and the rules of the game:
- Rule Number One – There are no rules! Go crazy, empty out the contents of your recycling box and figure out what’s the best possible aircraft you can make from what you find there. So there are no rules. Instead, let’s call these ‘guidelines’….
- There’s no prizes! In the same way that there are no rules, there are no prizes either!
- Choose your favourite aircraft, It can be from the Museum’s own collection or from anywhere you like. Then make the best model you can. It has to be made from everyday items that you find around the house. No super technical Airfix model kits or super expensive radio controlled stuff. Simply create the very best representation of your favourite aircraft.
- Send us a picture of what you’ve created. You can do this either by posting it online on social media and tagging us in the picture. This can be through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Alternatively, email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each Wednesday, we will be sharing your Wing Wednesday aviation creations online.
- There are no age limits or restrictions. We know that deep inside, the adults love getting covered in glue just as much as the kids do. All we ask is the you fess up and admit if it’s a grown-up creation. You know you want to.
To inspire you, we will be posting some pictures and details of our aircraft to help you choose which one to make and how to get those details right. After all, we need to know which aircraft you’re building.
Unless of course, you’re a future aviation designer, in which case you may well come up with a design all of your own. Like we said, there are no rules.