STEAM: Make a Flying Squirrel Glider
Beginner | 19 min 37 sec
Let your crafting take flight and make a flying squirrel glider out of wood veneer. PhD scientist and experienced crafter Jamie Hudson will show you just how easy it is to put together a fun glider using the draw-and-print function on the Cricut while also teaching you about airfoil design, center of mass, and of course, actual flying squirrels. Jamie will also help you troubleshoot your flying squirrel and demonstrate how to make adjustments for the smoothest descent.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Wood veneer for Cricut
  • Pencil
  • Cricut Maker and mobile device for accessing Design Space
  • Cricut pen
  • Cricut knife blade
  • strong grip mat
  • Glue dots
  • Art or masking tape
  • Super Glue
  • Pencil 
  • Quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies
Learn how to:
  • Make a squirrel-shaped glider out of wood veneer with a Cricut
  • Use Cricut Design Space software
  • Use the draw-and-cut feature on the Cricut
  • Tweak the weight and position of your project for a successful glide

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make a squirel-shaped wood glider
  • Three HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by scientist Jamie Hudson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Cute easy and fun!
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Fun idea. Great idea for my students.
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