We’ve been going through the alphabet one vehicle at a time, and this week we got to the letter “H.”
Of course we had to have a fun helicopter craft to go with the lesson!
To create our helicopter, I hit the recyclables box and found a small plastic drink bottle. This would form the main body of the helicopter.
I cut the bottle in half, saving the half with the mouth piece. I cut a 1/4″ thick piece strip from the other half. A plastic ball from our old ball pit, a couple pipe cleaners, and 2 craft sticks, along with the hot glue gun, and we were ready to craft.
To begin our helicopter, I used the hole punch to make a hole in the plastic bottle. Then I threaded a 3 inch pipe cleaner through the hole, twisting it secure. Two other pieces of pipe cleaner, twisted together to form a cross, formed the main propeller on top.
I used the hot glue gun to secure the 1/4″ wide strip of plastic bottle to the bottom of the bottle half. Then I asked the preschooler which pieces we should use as the helicopter skids. He handed me the craft sticks to hot glue to the plastic strip. We twisted 1/2 a pipe cleaner around the mouth piece of the bottle to form the rear propeller. Then we stuck the plastic ball into the bottle and our helicopter was finished!
When big sister came home and saw his helicopter, she wanted her own! (Good thing there was another plastic bottle in the recyclables!)
They spent the evening flying their helicopters around and recreating a few of the activities we did during our “H” Is for Helicopter fun. (That post will be coming soon!)