Looking for a way to put those empty egg cartons to good use? Let the kids get creative with them and make helicopters! It’s a great earth friendly activity that can keep the kids entertained.

You will need:

  • Egg carton
  • Split pins (not compulsory)
  • Paint
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

How to:

  1. Cut out the shapes to make the helicopter. For each helicopter you’ll need a round cup, trimmed, for the body, a pointy piece cut in half for the tail, and the rounded tip of a pointy piece for the top to attach the blades to.
  2. Paint the pieces all one colour, except for the cup piece (body of helicopter) which needs to have a rounded windscreen painted on the front in white.
  3. Whilst these pieces are drying, make your helicopter blades using a ruler to measure out some strips from card. Recommended size of  7.5mm x 60mm
  4. Glue the helicopter blades into a cross shape and secure the blades onto the top piece with craft glue or a split pin.
  5. Glue the helicopter tail to the body piece and the top to the top of the body piece – you’re all done!

Note: see image below to see how the egg carton pieces are fitted together.