|An easy helicopter
Click here or "Read More" to download the Free Forms PDF and for detailed instructions!
► DOWNLOAD Poplocks Free Forms PDF - Letter/A4 - (189 KB)
MAKE A HELICOPTER - INSTRUCTIONS!
|Print the first page from the Free Forms PDF on thick card stock
- cut out these shapes and the holes using a craft knife. Make 4
Double Poplocks from the Page of Poplocks.
Read more about how Poplocks work HERE!
Cut out the holes using a craft knife or a 5/8" hole punch from Uchida
|Attach the long strips to the square piece.
|Fold the long strips over the edge of the square piece.
|Detach and re-attach the Long strips to the Square piece on opposite sides.
|Attach two medium strips to the bottom of the square.
|Fold the small strip in half and attach it to the bottom of the tail.
- Indoors - drop the helicopter from a high spot while giving it a spin.
- Outdoor - tape a coin inside the tail. Throw the helicopter high up and it will spin down to the ground!
- Add or move parts to change the way the helicopter flys. Experiment!
I was fortunate enough to host a workshop with these Poplocks designs. Using my Silhouette SD cutting machine, I produced 200 pages of "pop-out" parts so that the "campers" at the Durham Arts Council Summer Afternoon Adventures could build many toys out of a few pieces of paper. My thanks to the talented Willa Brigham for quickly figuring out the helicopter design flew better with more weight on the tail!