At Home STEAM Project: 011

Up, up and away! Imagine the look on your kids face when a simple helicopter that they built themselves takes flight for the first time.


011: Elastic Helicopters!

Have your child design and build their copter and then challenge them to see how high they can get it to fly.

What you need:

-Masking tape

-Scissors

-Card stock

-Plastic propellers

-Craft sticks

-Rubber bands

-Paperclips

Instructions:

The Build

-Fit the plastic propeller onto to the tip of a craft stick

-Bend up a paper clip to just under a 90 degree angle

-Tightly tape the paperclip to the opposite end of the craft stick

-Design, cutout and tape a helicopter shape to the craft stick

-String (2) #33 rubber bands from the propeller and the paper clip