One of our favorite things to do for our homeschool preschool is to craft a vehicle for each letter we work on.
For the letter “H” we focused on helicopters. We chose to do a recycled craft when making our fun helicopter craft.
This helicopter craft was my son’s favorite activity for H is for Helicopter.
We have done a different vehicle for each letter of the alphabet. You can find all of them on our vehicle crafts & activities page.
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- Small Plastic Drink Bottle (Water Bottle or Soda Pop Bottle)
- 2 Craft Sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- Plastic Ball (a ball pit ball works great)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hole Punch
To create your helicopter, hit the recyclables box and find a small plastic drink bottle. This will forn the main body of the helicopter.
Cut the bottle in half, saving the half with the mouth piece.
Cut a 1/4 inch thick piece strip from the other half of the bottle.
To begin your helicopter, use a hole punch to make a hole in the plastic bottle top, about 1 1/2 inches from the mouth piece.
Tread a 3 inch piece of pipe cleaner through the hole, twisting it around the end you cut off. Twist to secure it.
Use the hot glue gun to secure the 1/4″ wide strip of plastic bottle upside down to the bottom of the bottle half.
Hot glue the craft sticks to the edges of the plastic strip to form runners for your helicopter.
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’s opening and your helicopter craft is finished!
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