In light of the lead plague infesting toys this year, I have decided to do my part and share something I came across years ago and provide a home-made gift idea that is 100 percent guaranteed to put glee into the face of nearly anyone who receives it. Not to mention stunned amazement. What you will need:
An ordinary shoe box
Six or eight ordinary houseflies (must be alive and unharmed)
Place flies into jar and place jar in freezer. Take the pencil and draw the outlines of a balsa-wood style airplane, about half scale. Use scissors to cut out the airplane and assemble. Place small dots of rubber cement on the wings and tail sections where you will place the motors (flies). By now, the flies in the freezer should be stunned but not dead. Carefully place flies legs onto the rubber cement, gently blowing on them will revive them.