Hi everyone! Allison (from All for the Boys) here. I am SO excited to be sharing a fun, simple tutorial for you today for a paper helicopter of sorts. With my boys (ages 7 and 9) I’ve found that simple projects that DO something are the best kind! All you need for this is paper, a ruler, and some scissors.
Cut your paper to a 7″ x 1″ strip (or 14″ x 2″ which we also did here)
Measure a 2″ mark about half way into the strip, you’ll make 1 on either side of the strip on opposite ends, so you have a mark on one side on the top and another side on the bottom.
Cut your marks halfway into the strip
Now you’ll slide the cuts you just made into each other to fit together
You’re ready to launch! You can throw the helicopter into the air, drop it from a high place (the stairs are perfect) and try moving the “propeller” around a bit to see what happens.
The helicopter will spin as it falls!
We found a larger piece of paper so made one 2x as big (14″ x 2″) and found that it fell slower than the smaller one did but the boys liked how they could watch it fall a little longer!
Now go make your own or save this little tutorial for a rainy (or boring) day!