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Recycled Rescue Helicopter

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Here's how to make an easy winding rescue helicopter for toddlers or preschoolers out of recycled materials. Keep it simple with just a button on the string to make a winding toy or add popsicle stick propellers and a basket to turn it into a rescue helicopter.



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Time: 10 minutes
Level: Easy

Materials
Small coffee can
Skewer
String
Two buttons
Two popsicle sticks
Hole punch
Butterfly paper fastener
Small tub (e.g. yoghurt tub or cup from egg box)

Method
Carefully make two small holes in the side of the coffee can using a skewer (or nail and hammer). An adult needs to do this step.



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Holes punched for the rope and propellers


Cut a length of string and thread through one of the holes.
Tie a button on to the end of the string inside the can. This will stop the string pulling out.



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Tie a button on the the end if the string outside the can. This is a weight for the winder.

This makes a fun winding toy on its own for toddlers. Hold the can at both ends and twist the can to wind the button up and down.



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Button winder


To make propellers for a rescue helicopter, make a hole in the middle of two popsicle sticks with a hole punch.



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Attach the propellers to the second hole on the side of the can using the butterfly paper fastener.



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Make two holes in the side of a yoghurt tub or small basket to make a rescue helicopter stretcher. Tie on a piece of string through the basket holes and attach to the winder.



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Categories
#Transport
#Helicopter
#Recycled
#Under 5s
#Toy
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