We’ve been going through the alphabet one vehicle at a time for preschool. This week we got to the letter “H,” which of course had to be for helicopter.
One of our favorite things to do with each letter and vehicle is to make a craft. We chose to do a recycled craft when making our fun helicopter craft.
(Check out all our vehicle crafts.)
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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