Make and Fly a Rotocopter
Kids can just cut and fold. Add a paper clip and toss it into the air. Watch the rotocopter spin to the ground. This makes an interesting classroom project. Try changing variables. Use a larger paper clip or a heavier piece of paper and see which rotocopter drops the slowest.
Paper (We used scrapbook paper to make it colorful)
Markers to Decorate
Print pattern. You can make two rotocopters with pattern provided. Cut out the rotocopters, cutting on all solid lines. Decorate both sides with markers. Fold the blades down, one in each direction on the dotted line. Fold the bottom sides in toward the middle on the dotted lines. Fold up the bottom on the dotted line. Attach a paper clip to bottom folded section. This gives the copter weight at the bottom to keep it right side up.
Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.
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