Make your own 'Jason' the Gipsy Moth Aeroplane!
Jason is the plane that was flown by Amy Johnson on her epic solo flight from England to Australia in 1930. This film shows you how to construct your own Jason. I've designed this children's kit inspired by Geoffrey de Havilland's original Gipsy Moth .
To make a model of this very special machine please get in touch to request your printable pdf plane kit.
Kits are now £5 for each plane likely to be made off the back of your order. (+ one off 50p admin if by Paypal) If you live in one of the places along Amy and Jason's route to Australia and would like to be part of Jason Flies Again please let me know when requesting your kit.
The kit is suitable for children aged 8yrs and up or possibly younger. Some adult supervision is recommended.
To construct your plane you will need:
-Your plane kit printed or mounted onto card
-Glue, (a glue stick is good, PVA will be helpful + a paperclip)
-Sticky tape, double sided tape is good too -
-Ball point pen
-3 or 4 sheets of white paper
-Black card or black felt tip
Make your own 'Samos Circus'!
Welcome to Samos Circus! Children can make this mini-circus to get creative with, play and tell stories!
Follow this tutorial to help you construct your circus. Order your kit for £5 from me. The kit will be emailed to you as a PDF to print off onto card *
The kit is suitable for children aged 8yrs and up. Younger children could do it but will need close adult supervision.
Your circus tent will stand at 21cm high x 27cm across. You can glue it together to stand up permanently or opt to make it fold down for easy storage. Follow instructions in this tutorial.
*If you don't have white card you can print off onto paper and then mount onto cereal box card or similar. 'The Works' sells 30 sheets of white card for just £1! You can order online from The Works here .
You will need:
-Your kit. Print off the tent wall (Page 3) twice.
-Extra card if you want to make more characters
-String or thread
-Fairy lights as a sparkly extra.
-Any extra collage things to decorate your tent and characters.
Circus Design © Jenny Lockyer, May 2020
Episode Two: Space Capsule and Parachute
Capsule design © Jenny Lockyer, June 2020
Episode Three: Space Station!
Space Station design © Jenny Lockyer, June 2020
Three films commissioned by Epsom and Ewell Arts Festival inspired by the theme of Journeys. Children can make their own rocket with working parachute and find out how to construct their own version of the International Space Station!
"Creative Engineering in Action" these tutorials inspire creativity and invention.
Activites can be simplified or made more elaborate, it's up to you!
Episode One: Rocket
Rocket Design © Jenny Lockyer, June 2020