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How to make a paper helicopter

This is simple paper toy that spins when you drop it

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This is simple paper toy that spins when you drop it

Cut a bit of paper in about this shape, if u hav lined paper then that's even better

Cut a bit of paper in about this shape, if u hav lined paper then that's even better

If u r using lined paper, cut it so that there r 3 lines like this (or if u want it bigger, then 6 or 9 or 12 or 15 ...)

If u r using lined paper, cut it so that there r 3 lines like this (or if u want it bigger, then 6 or 9 or 12 or 15 ...)

Just a little bit below the middle, cut a third of the paper, like this

Just a little bit below the middle, cut a third of the paper, like this

Do the same on the other side

Do the same on the other side

Now fold one of the flaps on the bottom ( the shorter side)

Now fold one of the flaps on the bottom ( the shorter side)

Fold the other flap backwards

Fold the other flap backwards

So it looks like that from the bottom

So it looks like that from the bottom

Next, cut down the middle

Next, cut down the middle

But only up to there

But only up to there

Cut a 'v' shape on the top, like this

Cut a 'v' shape on the top, like this

Fold one flap/wing forward

Fold one flap/wing forward

And the other back

And the other back

It should look like this

And you've finished! Now here is some tips on making sure that it works

Bend the wings up so that it looks like a 'Y' shape

Bend the wings up so that it looks like a 'Y' shape

Not a 'T'

Not a 'T'

Hold it up about a meter above the ground

Hold it up about a meter above the ground

And drop

And drop

Enjoy :)

  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors