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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.

Pop Up Father’s Day Card

We have found the craft that anybody would love. Huge thanks to Maggy from Red Ted Art for came up with so many amazing ideas,Well.. we have a fabulous little DIY Pop Up Father’s Day Card for you – especially great for Star Wars Lovers: Yoda Best Dad! Now the best thing about this DIY Father’s Day Card, is that it is perfect for ANY Star Wars fan – be it “Yoda Best Mum”, “Yoda Best Teacher”, “Yoda Best Brother” or “Yoda Best Friend”.. you can quickly and easily adapt the card to suit all occasions. But of course we particularly love it as a DIY Father’s Day Card!

Pop Up Father's Day Card - Yoda Best Dad - fabulous and easy 3D Fathers Day card for Star Wars fans. This can be adapted for Birthdays, Teachers and of course Star Wars loving Mums. Make it from scratch following our step by step guide or use the fabulous Pop Up Father's Day Card PRINTABLES. May the Force be with you. #fathersday #fathers #yoda #printable #fathersdaycard #cards #popup #starwars

AND, the best thing? I show you how to make this Yoda Card DIY either as a step by step process, so you two can make this from scratch OR you can use our handy free Father’s Day Card printables – and you can choose from a Colour yourself card or a ready coloured one… so depending on how much time you have. How short notice this card is for making… you can choose the process to suit you: Make from scratch, print and colour or print and stick. A pop up father’s day card to suit all time scales and abilities!!!

Oh.. and why not make this fantastic Darth Vader Bookmark and add it inside the card as a small Father’s Day gift too??? Just perfect, don’t you think? And why not check out these funny jokes for kids.. and add one to Dad’s card?!

So.. calling all Star Wars fans… let’s take a look and see how this Pop Up Yoda Father’s Day Card is made.

3D Pop Up Father’s Day Card – YODA BEST – Materials:

Pop Up Father's Day Card - Yoda Best Dad - fabulous and easy 3D Fathers Day card for Star Wars fans. This can be adapted for Birthdays, Teachers and of course Star Wars loving Mums. Make it from scratch following our step by step guide or use the fabulous Pop Up Father's Day Card PRINTABLES. May the Force be with you.

If making from scratch –

  • Paper or light card in “Yoda colours”
  • We used light green, beige, brown and white (to create the light saber)

If using the yoda printable

You will also need

  • A5 Card folded in half (or ready made A6 card making card)
  • Background paper/ light card (ours is light blue) in JUST SMALLER than A5
  • Scissors
  • Pens
  • Glue stick

3D Pop Up Father’s Day Card – YODA BEST DAD

You can watch our Yoda Pop Up Card video tutorial or follow the step by step instructions!

Pop Up Father's Day Card - Yoda Best Dad - fabulous and easy 3D Fathers Day card for Star Wars fans. This can be adapted for Birthdays, Teachers and of course Star Wars loving Mums. Make it from scratch following our step by step guide or use the fabulous Pop Up Father's Day Card PRINTABLES. May the Force be with you.

Prepare the card for “popping up”. This is how you make a basic Pop Up Card DIY.

To star your pop up card, make sure your background paper is approximately 1cm smaller than your A5 card.

Fold your A5 Card in Half.

Fold your coloured background card in half. Around the centre of this sheet, cut two 1.5cm strips into your back ground paper.

Fold the strips back onto themselves.

Open up the background paper and push the little square you have created through. As mentioned you can check this Pop Up Snowman Card post for information. The same principles apply to this Pop Up Star Wars card.

Pop Up Father's Day Card - Yoda Best Dad - fabulous and easy 3D Fathers Day card for Star Wars fans. This can be adapted for Birthdays, Teachers and of course Star Wars loving Mums. Make it from scratch following our step by step guide or use the fabulous Pop Up Father's Day Card PRINTABLES. May the Force be with you.

Get your YODA PRINTABLE HERE

Now make your Pop Up Yoda.

As mentioned you can either download your a Yoda to cut and colour or cut and stick… OR You can follow our instructions that easily “deconstructs” Yoda for you and helps you make your very own Pop Up Yoda from scratch!

To Make Yoda’s Head 

Cut a green oval and two pointy ears. The ears a bit like petals. Then cut a small green triangle for Yoda’s neck.

Draw on your face as per my illustration.

To make Yoda’s Robes

Next cut a long thing rectangle to make form the “underneath” clothing of Yoda’s Robs.

You Now need a beige or light brown robes. I cut a conical shaped beige piece out and made sure it fitted to our head and brown “bit”.

After that I cout out a small slice of circle to represent Yoda’s right harm (held behind his back) and another rectangle for the left harm. Yoda’s hand is made out of a circluar green piece of card.

Finally make a light saber out of your white card. I used a silver pen for the halter and a blue/ yellow highlighter mixed for the green light saber light (I didn’t have a green high lighter, ha!).

Now assemble your Pop Up Yoda 

Like a puzzle glue all your pieces together.

Start with the robes and work your way up.

Assembling your DIY Pop Up Father’s Day Card – Yoda Best Dad

Glue the bottom of your Yoda to the small square on the background paper/ light card.

Then glue the background paper onto your A5 card stock. Be sure NOT to add glue to the little pop out bit.

Make sure you smoothen the background down flat.

FINALLY… print out your YODA BEST DAD message, cut and glue in whatever space you like!

And you are finished!! Whoop.

English Storytime

Bears Loose Tooth

Thursday, June 18th 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Bear’s Loose Tooth’ by Karma Wilson.

Thai Storytime

ผจญภัยกับหนังสือ

Thursday, June 18th 2020. Thai Storytime, Mr.Bank is reading ‘ผจญภัยกับหนังสือ’ by Henk Linskens (เฮ็งก์ ลินส์เค็นส์).

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 17th 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

Senior Digital Game: Class code – SZVUOT

Breakout EDU | Breakout EDU

Please follow the link to our Firefly page for informations on how to login and play the digital games.

English Storytime

Pirate Small in Big Trouble: Amazon.co.uk: Julie Sykes, Jan ...

Wednesday, June 17th 2020. English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Pirate Small in Big Trouble’ by Julie Sykes.

Thai Storytime

Wednesday, June 17th 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Nan is reading ‘วิธีเป็นสิงโต’ by เอ็ด เวียร์.

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.

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