PatternPaper Helicopter
Throw it into the air and watch it fly

1. Cut out the rectangular pattern and cut along all lines marked X

2. Fold along line A and then straighten the fold back out.

3. Fold lines B and C back so the two flaps overlap.

4. Fold along line D toward the back.

5. Fold along line E toward the back, then reverse and fold line E again to the front.

6. Fold line A back up to form a little bend or hook at the bottom.

7. Use a paper clip to hold the hook down flat.
Finished helicopter

If you wish to do this project with a group, here is a page of  four patterns in PDF format.

Since I'm a science teacher, I couldn't resist teaching a lesson using the paper helicopter.  If you would like to give it a try, here is my  lesson plan  in PDF format.  If you do end up doing this lesson, please let me know how it went.

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