In this tutorial, you’ll learn to make a light-up paper helicopter.
This paper toy spins as it flies!
paper, LED, flying toys, simple circuits
- LED Circuit Stickers (3)
- Conductive Fabric Tape
- Coin Cell Battery
- Binder Clip (battery holder)
- Thick printer paper or cardstock
- Scissors or craft knife
- Printer for Template
Print the template on thick, colorful paper. Choose three LED Circuit Stickers for your project.
Cut out the template along the solid lines as shown. Lay conductive fabric tape along the black lines on the template.
Place the LED Circuit Stickers over the conductive fabric tape, following the template as shown:
Fold the two flaps behind as shown:
Place the coin cell battery with the “+” side facing up on top of the “-” circle:
Use a binder clip to fold the paper over and clip the battery inside.
The LEDs should turn on! Fold the top flaps over in opposite directions.
Now you are ready to throw your Whirlybird! Enjoy throwing it high up and watch it twirl!