We heard from some of you last week that you enjoyed our Straw Flyer so we thought we'd bring you another flying machine. This Pencil-Copter is really simple and a lot of fun.
Here's what you'll need:
  • A Pencil with an eraser on the end
  • A Manila Folder or other card type paper
  • Scissors
  • A Thumb Tack
Cut a strip of paper 1 1/2" wide and 16" long.
Mark the center of the strip with a pencil.
Carefully poke a thumbtack through the center of the strip and into the center of eraser.
Pencil_Copter in flight

You are now ready to launch your Pencil-Copter. Hold it between your hands and as high as you can. Give it a gentle spin while letting go. It will fly to the ground like a helicopter. You don't have to spin it hard and the higher you can get the longer it will fly. Maybe you can get an adult to help you fly it off of a deck.

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