Design and Build a Helicopter

Make your own helicopter with one a piece of paper, paper clips and a pair of scissors!



  • A4 sheet of paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper Clips



  1. Take a piece of paper and make three cuts as shown in the illustration.
  2. Then fold the paper in on itself at the bottom half – use a paper clip to keep the sides together.
  3. Fold the two halves of the remaining paper away from each other, to form the helicopter blades.
  4. Stand carefully on a chair and drop your helicopter, making sure it stays upright as you let go!



To design and build a helicopter using only paper and paperclips.