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!
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This helicopter craft was my son’s favorite activities for H is for Helicopter.
- Small Plastic Drink Bottle (Water Bottle or Soda Pop Bottle)
- 2 Craft Sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- Plastic Ball
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hole Punch
To create your helicopter, hit the recyclables box and find a small plastic drink bottle. This forms the main body of the helicopter.
Cut the bottle in half, saving the half with the mouth piece. Cut a 1/4″ thick piece strip from the other half.
To begin your helicopter, use the hole punch to make a hole in the plastic bottle. Then thread a 3 inch pipe cleaner through the hole, twisting it secure. Twist two other pieces of pipe cleaner together to form a cross. This will form the main propeller on top.
Use the hot glue gun to secure the 1/4″ wide strip of plastic bottle upside down to the bottom of the bottle half. Glue the craft sticks to the edges of the plastic strip.
Twist 1/2 a pipe cleaner around the mouth piece of the bottle to form the rear propeller. Stick the plastic ball into the bottle and your helicopter is finished!
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