Spin Spin Helicopter

This is something I’d remember my dad making when i was little. My memories are somewhat hazy but i reckon it’s very close to this and you’d also find many related versions out there on the web.

What you need are:

  • A4 paper
  • crayons/markers
  • scissors


  • Fold paper into 4 equal parts  and cut them (width of A4 now becomes length of every strip). You can make 4 spinnies.
  • Fold each strip in its centre and make the necessary cuts. See photo below:

Spin Spin helicopter

  • kiddo can draw/colour/decorate (be mindful that having stickers on the wings may not allow it to spin well) the wings
  • Now let kiddo do her workout (she seems happy climbing up and down the chair……)

Spin Spin helicopter

Do share with me if you remember any ‘traditional’ DIY toys you+your dad/mom played/made when you were little. 🙂

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