How to Make Paper Helicopters

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.


Watch your papercopter spin through the air.
Watch your papercopter spin through the air.

With some strips of paper and a few paper clips, you can create a mini papercopter that spins like a real helicopter.

What You'll Need:

  • Strips of heavy paper or cardboard (1X10 inches)
  • Small paper clips
  • Markers or crayons

How to Make Papercopter:

Step 1: Fold a 1X10-inch strip of paper in half. Fold the ends down about two inches, but don't fold them straight down. Instead, fold them at a slight angle.


Place a paper clip on the bottom of your folded papercopter.
Place a paper clip on the bottomof your folded papercopter.

Step 2: Push a paper clip onto the bottom, and fold the wings out. Decorate your papercopter with markers or crayons. Holding your papercopter by the paper clip, throw it into the air and watch it spin.

Keep reading to learn how to make a twirling helicopter.

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