How to Make Homemade Propellers

Updated April 17, 2017

Any homemade toy aeroplane is in need of a set of propellers, and you can design and create a set yourself that will actually spin when attached to your craft project. Using some household items like toothpicks and paper, you can create custom propellers and even get kids involved in the project.

Place an upside down glass on a piece of craft paper and trace its perimeter with a pencil. Do this a second time so that you have drawn 2 equally sized circles on the paper.

Draw the shape of the propeller inside each circle. The shape should look like a four-petal flower with space between each blade of the propeller. Stop the propeller blades at the line of the circle to get a nice, even shape.

Cut out each four-petal flower from the craft paper, so you now having a matching set of propeller blades.

Pierce a toothpick through the centre of each propeller so that the toothpick sticks out about half an inch. You should now be able to twirl the propeller around the toothpick by flicking it with your finger.

Attach the propellers to the plane you're making using craft glue or tape.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft paper
  • Craft glue
  • Glass
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 2 toothpicks
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