Make an EASY Paper Helicopter Spinner {STEM Activity} – A Kid Friendly Thing To Do Craft

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This Paper Helicopter Spinner is a fun and easy activity to do with kids. It’s also a great experiment for STEM or a boredom buster for indoor fun with the kids. 

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Easy Paper Helicopter Spinner 

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We found this craft and activity, years ago, at an Airplane Museum. This is so super simple, and the kids just love it.

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This helicopter activity isn’t limited to just a boredom buster activity. Use it for a school lesson, in STEM or a craft to go with a Sunday School lesson. One Sunday, as usual, I was scrambling for a craft to go with the lesson. I ended up taking this helicopter craft to our Kindergarten Sunday School Class. It was such a big hit. I think we wrote a Bible verse on the propellers. 

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Paper Clips – Assorted Weights
  • Paper
  • Ruler

Now, Here’s What You’ll Want To Do:

  • Cut a strip of paper about 5&1/2 inches X 2 inches

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  • Next, cut propellers by using scissors to cut a strip up the middle of the length of the paper – Cut about 2 & 1/2 to 3 inches

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  • Bend these strips in opposite directions creating a propeller

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  • Add a paper clip to the bottom of the helicopter as a weight – experiment with different weighted paper clips. The heavy ones will make the paper spin faster – too heavy and it pulls the helicopter down super fast, and you don’t enjoy watching it as much.

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  • Get up as high as you can. We used chairs to stand on and dropped it over a balcony. 

If you are looking for more easy activities to do with the kids, try:

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

 

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