How do i build with balsa wood for kids?

Answer Balsa wood is cheap, lightweight, easy to cut, saw, sand and paint, and can be used in almost any kid's construction project you can imagine. Thin balsa wood can be cut with a scissors or razor kni... Read More »

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How do I cover balsa wood models with tissue?

PreparationSand the model surfaces where the tissue will be attached. Lay the model or piece on the tissue and cut the tissue outline so there is about a 1/2-inch overlap of the part to be covered.... Read More »

Is a balsa wood structure stronger with or without glue?

Balsa wood structures are stronger with glue, because glue consistently proves stronger than balsa wood itself. In testing, when balsa wood was broken apart and glued back together, when put under ... Read More »

Is craft with balsa wood safe for under 5 year olds?

It's probably the safest wood around, as it's more like cardboard than wood. Use as much as you need. It's very safe.

How do I cut balsa wood?

Cutting Balsa WoodBalsa wood should be cut with the sharpest blade you can find because the duller the blade, the more crushing and splintering you will experience. Scalpels and razors at the end o... Read More »