As you may know, I have three kids. You probably also know that kids like to be entertained. So it follows, then, that I spend a lot of my time trying to keep my kids entertained. Here's one of my party-tricks, let's call it. I wouldn't exactly say it's the gateway to being a super-cool-mom-to-kids (especially boys). But if you did, I wouldn't argue.
I am talking about paper airplanes.
A bit ago, we received a kit from my fabo Uncle and Aunt. It came with fun printed papers and a cool book of directions on how to fold different types of airplanes. Many designs are very involved, requiring me to do the folding, as the boys hang on my elbows.
But for our every day planes (yes, every day, at least in the winter) I use these instructions--it makes one of our favorite styles and is pretty durable if you reinforce it with tape. If you memorize it, I can assure you, your fan-base will go nuts. Don't do it at large playgroups, though...unless that's all you want to do.