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Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft Step by Step Tutorial

Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft Step by Step Tutorial

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Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft Step by Step Tutorial

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This tutorial will show you how to make a cool paper cup helicopter fan! All you need are some simple materials and you can easily put together this fun and creative craft for kids. It’s easy enough for both kids and parents to make!

Today, we bring to you a very exclusive and fun craft tutorial. It will teach you to make a helicopter fan propeller. You can take liberty in choosing the colour you want the propeller to have and we will be colouring its centre as well. This craft is also going to be an enjoyable game which doesn’t need any partners to play with. A simple toothpick and a strong spin will make it rotate like a shaft. So, collect all the material required to make this craft and let’s begin with the tutorial.

Easy Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft

Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft Step by Step Tutorial

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Materials Required

  • A paper cup
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sketch pens
  • A pencil and a scale
  • A toothpick

Procedure

Step 1: Starting With A Paper Cup

Starting With A Paper Cup-Crafting a Paper Cup Helicopter coupled with a Fan Propeller - Tutorial

Take a paper cup and place it on the table. Now, with the help of a scale, start measuring the cup around the top ends.  Make seven equal marks on the rim of this cup with a pencil.

Step 2: Cutting The Cup Into Strips

Cutting The Cup Into Strips-Paper Cup Helicopter with a Fan Propeller: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

With the help of scissors, cut the cup into eight strips, following the marks made on the rim. The strips should stay connected to the round base of the cup.

Step 3: Flattening The Strips

Flattening The Strips-Tutorial for Building a Paper Cup Helicopter using a Fan Propeller

Stretch out the strips and flatten them on the table making them equal to the base of the cup as shown in the picture below.

Step 4: Cutting The Edges Off

Cutting The Edges Off-Directions for Constructing a Paper Cup Helicopter with a Fan Propeller

Cut off the thick ends of these strips by making their edges curved. Follow the picture below for reference.

Step 5: Measuring The Base

Measuring The Base-Making a Paper Cup Helicopter with a Fan Propeller - Step-by-Step

Take a scale and start measuring the round base in the middle. Make seven equal marks on the edge of this base with a pencil and connect these marks by first drawing a horizontal and a vertical line straight in the middle making a cross and a slanting line on both sides of the vertical line crossing the intersection in the middle This leaves us with a total of seven lines across the circular base as shown in the picture of the sixth step.

Step 6: Colouring The Sections On The Base

Colouring The Sections On The Base-Constructing a Paper Cup Helicopter with a Fan Propeller - Instructions

The lines we drew in the previous step left us with eight sections across the base. Now, take a pink sketch pen and colour two of the sections opposite to each other placed on the top right side of the vertical line in the middle and the bottom left side of the same as shown in the picture below.

Step 7: Colouring The Entire Base

Colouring The Entire Base-Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller: A Step-by-Step Guide

Take a red sketch pen and colour another set of opposite sections placed at the top left side of the vertical line in the middle and the bottom right side of the same, then colour yet another set of opposite sections placed at the right side of the pink section at the top and the left section of the pink section at the bottom, with blue sketch pen and finally, colour the remaining set of opposite sections using yellow sketch pen. See the picture below for reference.

Step 8: Fixing the ToothPick In The Base

Fixing the Toothpick In The Base-Learn to Create a Paper Cup Helicopter Fan Propeller Craft

Take a toothpick and poke a hole with it in the middle of the multi-coloured base. Now, fit the toothpick in this hole properly so that the base holds it properly, as shown in the picture below.

Enjoyable Spinning Propeller!!

Enjoyable spinning propeller-Crafting a Paper Cup Helicopter with a Fan Propeller - Step-by-Step Guide

There you have it, our very own, spinning helicopter propeller with eight blades and a colourful centre. Spin it to see the magic happen.

This tutorial taught you good cutting and colouring skills. You also learned great measuring skills which can come very handy while making art and craft. You can play with this propeller or gift it to your friends or siblings as a toy. You can also use it as a decoration in your home. Keep practising the techniques you learn in these tutorials and start exercising your own ideas as well. See you in plenty more tutorials to come. Good luck and goodbye.

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