Paper Tricks and Pop Up Cards that kick butt!
June 12th, 2008 by ricko
The traditional ‘paper helicopter’ is an old favourite. You make it from a single sheet of paper and a few straight cuts. It’s about as simple as they get. If you’ve never made a paper helicopter then here are the step by step instructions.
The Spinning Ghost
The Spinning Ghost is a cool upgrade to the paper helicopter. It’s more fun and has a more aerodynamic design. It’s also very easy to make – just print the ‘spinning ghost’ cut-outs and follow the instructions provided. In a future post I’ll show you how to make a diving water bird out of paper…but one step at a time.
People like the Spinning Ghost because of the lofty way it twirls to the ground – a graceful and balanced paper toy. If you drop the spinning ghost near an updraft it seems to momentarily defy gravity. Even letting it go from your out-stretched hand is fun – it grabs people’s attention.
All this for the cost of a singe sheet of paper and a touch of glue. Go and make your Spinning Ghost.