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Paper Helicopter DIY – STEM for Kids

We do love a paper craft… paper is something that most people easily have to hand and with a snip here and a cut there (or just a fold and fold)… you can quickly and easily make ALL SORTS of fun paper toys and paper decorations. 

Based on nature’s helicopter seeds these really are a marvel. Get the kids making the basic shape.. and then why not experiment and see how you can turn this simple DIY into a proper S.T.E.M. activity. Get the kids to come up with alterations and predict what will happen to their toy… then explore and experiment what really happens and see if you can figure out why! Super simple science for kids!

Paper Helicopter Toy – materials:

  • strips of paper approx. 21cm x 3cm
  • pens or scraps of paper for decorating (optional)
  • paper clip
  • scissors
  • glue (if decorating!!!)

Yep.. that is REALLY it.. you can probably make these without scissors nor paper clips – with some simple tearing…. making this a super fun on the go little paper craft!

How to make a Paper Helicopter Toy

 

How to make a paper helicopter step by step PHOTOS!

Paper helicopter

Step 1 – Cut out your strips of paper.

Step 2 – The image shows you the folds (dashed) and the parts to cut (sold it lines).

Fold roughly into 3 parts. 

Step 3  – Bring the bottom 1/3 of the paper up and make a neat crease. You should now have a piece of paper that is 2/3 of the original size, with one side a double layer.

Step 4 – Cut 0.5cm snips on both sides of the top fold. Fold the double sheets of paper inwards along these snips – making a thicker base.

Step 5 – Cut approx. 5cm down the centre of the remaining top 1/3 of the original paper strip.

paper helicopter steam activity

Step 6 – Fold down the created flaps into opposite directions to make the helicopter blades.

DIY Paper Helicopter - easy to make and watch them spin and fly. Then experiment and see how changes effect your paper toy.

Step 7 – Decorate if you wish and add a paper clip for additional weight to the helicopter.

Experiment what happens with no paper clip, one paper clip and two paper clips… does your helicopter spinner better or faster?

I do hope you enjoyed the Paper Helicopter video. As mentioned previously.. do watch it RIGHT TO THE END to see the Helicopters fly, but also to hear about the extension ideas and how to turn this fun little Paper craft into a proper S.T.E.A.M. activity and really get the kids THINKING and EXPLORING!

Enjoy!!!!

English Storytime

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Kindle edition by ...

Thursday, July 2nd 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes’ by Eric Litwin.

Thai Storytime

Thursday, July 2nd 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Toon is reading ‘ขึ้นอย่างไรนะ’ by วชิราวรรณ ทับเสือ และ กฤษณะ กาญจนาภา.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos

English Storytime

Clark the Shark Dares to Share - Kindle edition by Hale, Bruce ...

Tuesday, June 30th 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Clark the Shark Dares to Share’ by Bruce Hale.

Thai Storytime

Tuesday, June 30th 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Gigi is reading ‘ตะลุยเมืองมอมแมม’ by น้าเมฆ.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

 

 

 

 

 

Cute Origami Cat

Welcome back to another easy origami for kids! Today we share this super cute and easy origami animal designs – the oh so VERY cute stand up Origami Cat. We have made a simple origami cat before (which of course we still love), but this time we have gone a step cuter with this simple stand up version! I love this little kitty, as it is still easy but a nice “next” origami project for kids who are getting confident with basic folding techniques, the head is very similar to that of the previous cat (just a couple of tweaks) and there is the easiest of bodies to go with it too. And you don’t even need any glue to hold this together.

Super cute and easy Origami cat. Love how this one stands up. Lovely little origami project for beginner. Make Origami Easy!!!!

Origami Cat – Materials

  • 2 plain origami paper in desired colours per cat (we used black and rusty orange)
  • Pen for embellishments if you wish

It really IS best to get origami paper for this cat, as origami paper is usually coloured or patterned on one side and white on the other. The white part is perfect for the cat’s mouth! We love using this origami paper:

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How to make this Cute Origami Cat:

I feel videos really are the BEST way to show origami patterns – especially origami for beginners! I hope you like it! (and don’t forget to subscribe to her youtube channel too!!).

Aren’t they adorable? I really do think yu should have a go! Such a simple and super cute little cat DIY for cat lovers!

Super cute and easy Origami cat. Love how this one stands up. Lovely little origami project for beginner. Make Origami Easy!!!!

English Storytime

Thursday, June 25th 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Patrick’s Birthday Message’ by Gail Clarke.

Patrick's Birthday Message | Gail Clarke

Thai Storytime

Thursday, June 25th 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Nan is reading ‘ไฮดี้อยู่ไหนเอ่ย’ by ฟีโอนา วูดค็อก.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

(Wednesday June 24th 2020)

Breakout EDU 

Breakout EDU games bring the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. One of its features is a digital breakout. Students use the provided clues to solve digital puzzles. To join a class and play the digital platform, create your account here using the class code provided for your level.

Click and enter the code to play

>> Breakout EDU Digital Games <<

Junior Digital Game: : Class code – YJBGOY

Winter Holiday Games — Breakout EDU

Senior Digital Game: Class code – SZVUOT

Breakout EDU | Breakout EDU

English Storytime

Amazon.com: Pete el gato and his four groovy buttons (Colección ...

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons’ by Eric Litwin.

Thai Storytime

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Tonaor is reading ‘พระราชาเบิ้มจอมเกเร’ by เอริก บาตู.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Questions of the Week

Years 4-6

We have a library trivia challenge for you!

  • Each week we will post a new Google Form with the question.
  • Each question should be answered using one of the library’s online resources. (Do not use Google, and don’t ask Siri or Alexa!)
  • Submit your correct answers to Mrs. Rous, and tell where you found the answer, to earn House points.
  • At the end of term 3, the students in each Year with the most points win!

Please visit our firefly page to submit the Google Form and earn house points!

Looking for a Family Fun Friday night? Why not sit with your kids and play this game together called ‘Eyes of a Reader’. Let’s see how familiar you are with the teachers and other staff of SHR.

Who’s This

>> Play Kahoot: Who’s This <<

 

English Storytime

Clark the Shark: Hale, Bruce, Francis, Guy: 9780062192264: Amazon ...

Friday, June 19th 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Clark the Shark’ by Bruce Hale.

Thai Storytime

Friday, June 19th 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Tonaor is reading ‘อัศวิน ชั่ง ตวง วัด’ by ชนิดา โสภณวุฒิกุล.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

We know hard work went into the Fully Booked Week doors , and we need a winner! View the doors in the 4 pics from Pre-Prep School and vote using the form below!

https://bit.ly/3fqJrbA

Submission ends Friday 26th June 2020

We know hard work went into the Fully Booked Week doors , and we need a winner! View the doors in the 4 pics from Prep School and vote using the form below!

https://bit.ly/3d9JaIv

Submission ends Friday 26th June 2020

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