How to Make a Paper Helicopter

This paper helicopter is not really origami because it requires scissors to make, so I hesitate to call it an origami helicopter. The paper helicopter is a fairly simple model to make and is very fun to play with. Toss it in the air and you can watch it spin as it floats down gently. It's one of the coolest things you can make out of a small piece of paper.

You can make the paper helicopter as small or as big as you like, but I recommend starting out small so you try out different propeller and base shapes and sizes without wasting too much paper. You can make thinner, thicker, or longer propellers and bases to see how well the variations perform. Now follow the instructions below to learn how to make a paper helicopter that floats and spins!

Paper HelicopterFollow instructions for how to make a paper helicopter.
Difficulty: Easy!
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 1 Step 1: Cut or tear out a small piece of paper of rectangular shape.
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 2 Step 2: Cut the top to almost half way, splitting the top into two flaps.
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 3 Step 3: Fold down one of the flaps.
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 4 Step 4: Turn the figure over.
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 5 Step 5: Fold down the other flap. Both flaps should now be folded down on opposite sides.
How to Make a Paper Helicopter Step 6 Step 6: Lift up the flaps to a 90 degree angle. These are the propellers.

Click "Next" to continue learning how to make a paper helicopter.

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