- 4 inch paper tube (toilet paper roll)
- Plain paper
- Black marker
- Wax paper
- Mini pompom
- Goggle eyes
Cut the paper to the length of the paper tube so it can overlap about half an inch. Draw the design of the flies body on the paper and color it. (See photos.) Glue the paper to the tube. Fold a piece of wax paper in half. Cut the shape of wings along the fold so the wings will be the same. Glue or tape the tip of the wings at the triangle of the head. Glue a small pompom on top of the wing tips. The wings will be unfastened below this point. Draw eyes or stick on goggle eyes. Cut a long piece of string that is at least six feet (2 meters) long. Longer is better. Run wax along the string. Tie the ends of the string together to make a large loop. Run the string loop through the middle of the paper tube.
To make the fly fly, slide the fly close to one end of the sting. One child will hold the opposite end of the string. The child near the fly will pull the string outward to the sides to separate the string. This will cause the fly to move toward the other child.