I have great memories of making these paper helicopters when I was a kid. They fly so well! The kids love dropping and watching them spin to the ground. My son also really likes toys that have people on them – so introducing Copterman and Copterwoman! The amazing rescuers that can bend their elbows backwards!
We’ve been having a hilarious time coming up with rescue scenes. And I apologize for the cheesy video. The kids made me do it! (There’s a very quick how-to at the end. Also, we didn’t yet have Copterwoman!)
Printable Template below if you want to have some superhero action!
If you don’t have a printer, it’s very easy to make your own copter by just looking at the template.)
Template: Click on the image below, then print. (Each template makes two Helicopters. I like regular printer paper for this because it’s lighter and they fly longer.)
My little girl loves it! Amazing!
It is also fun to tie a piece of yarn to the copter at the bottom. Then the child can run holding the yarn and the copter will spin behind him. This is a fun way to play with it if you don’t have a place to drop it from.
Ooh, I bet my kids will love that! Thanks for the idea!
Exploring science through art enhances the creative mind! Thanks so much!
Totally! You should check out this site if you haven’t already. Lots of excellent science crafts/toys!
wonderful!!!! i do it immediately! :-)
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My little girl will love it!
Ha ha, love Copterman!! I am going to get this ready for my son after school today. He will love it!
Awesome! Very, very Cool. Can’t wait to make it. Love the theme song. Reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VNul1kMu9M TV show from when I was a kid. Which in hindsight is still pretty funky!
Ha! Oh man Pete, that’s golden! I was born in 73, so perhaps that’s why I’ve always ridden the funk wave. I love the long rolling drum fills in that one! Nice!
I’d like to request one of the people on the template be a female. My son and daughter would love having different characters. I think I’ll adapt one on my own, but it would be nice if there was a female represented on the template. Thanks.
I just updated it! When I was originally making the template, I realized there was room for two, so I quickly added another Copterman. Of course there should be a Coptergirl too!
My pupils (4 years old) loved to do it ! In order they will be able to cut easily the copter (wo)man, I print it 140%.
Thank you very much for the work you share !
que bien, muy creativo, a los niños les encanta. gracias
Great job! I liked your creations so much!
This is so fun!!
Thank you so much!
Copterman und Copter”princess” are flying and flying in our livingroom, a big thank u from Vienna!
So simple and so effective, congrats for this realization !
great success in school …even kids from other classes came and asked for a photocopy …. thank you :)
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Yes of course. Thanks!
Thank you so much, kids loved it!!
My kids love this. If your movie stats just bumped right up its because my son is addicted to it and we’ve had to watch it a gazillion times! He’s currently rescuing all sorts of fruit that keep ‘falling’ out of the fruit bowl! Janette
Thanks for sharing it with us ;)
This is adorable. :) I’m definitely pinning this, because my six year old son would love it.
P.S. I found your blog via Blog Inc. It was great to read what you had to say in the book.
Thanks Jenn! Very glad you found my site! I was really honored to be in Joy Cho’s new book.
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This is great. I just made this with my 4 year old and he loved it.
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this is so much fun
I love this!
My son spent many hours while growing up making all kinds of wonders out of paper. Stadiums, airplanes and many other things. He is now an engineer designing helicopters for Bell and is living his dream, which began with paper! I am going to share this with him and I know it will bring back many wonderful hours of play that turned into a wonderful career for him.
Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing these models with all of us! I will be sharing them with the next generation in our family.
It’s art you can play with. I have to bet half the adults are downloading this stuff for themselves. Beautiful!
Ha, thanks! Yes, sometimes I just start playing with the toys, and then the kids see what I’m doing and come join in. Nice!