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How to Make Toys with Paper

How to Make Toys with Paper featured image.
  • Different things can be created with just a piece of paper such as helicopter, boat etc.
  • To create a paper popper, you need a piece of paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and then unfold it.
  • Fold all four corners in triangle shape and then fold the paper in half again. Now just flick the paper and you will hear a loud popping sound.
  • In the article you will find the complete procedure of paper boat, pinwheel, helicopter and building blocks.

Yes, you read it right. You can make toys with paper. Making toys with paper is a fun activity and you can do it with your kids or if you are feeling bored. If you want to know how to make toys with the paper you just need to follow the steps accurately otherwise the final result would not be the same.

Everyone has made these paper toys in their childhood. So it is not a new thing for many people. If you are interested in making paper toys then you come to the right place. There are many simple ways to make these toys and we will tell you how you can make these toys with simple materials.

To find out how to you can make these paper toys, you have to stay on the page for a while. Most importantly you have to read the entire article if you are interested in making these toys. We will provide the step by step guide with images. Therefore, it will be easier for you to create one of these paper toys.

The procedure of making paper toys is easy and we will tell you about a few paper toys you can make. The paper toys we will discuss are helicopter, boat, paper popper building blocks and paper pinwheel. Firstly we will tell about how to make paper helicopter, boat and paper popper. After that, we will tell about building blocks and paper pinwheel.

Making a Helicopter with Paper

To make a helicopter with paper is easy and you can make it with just a piece of paper and scissor. When you toss it in air, you will see the helicopter spinning as its floats down. You can make a helicopter with paper as big as you like but we recommend you to make a paper helicopter with small paper. This way you will get familiar with the technique and with practice, you can make as big as you like.

Steps for Making Paper Helicopter

You have to follow the instructions given below to make a paper helicopter.

  • Firstly you need a piece of paper and you have to cut a small piece of it in a rectangular shape. See the image below.

Image of paper.

  • After that, cut the top of the paper to half which will split the top in two flaps of the helicopter. The image is attached below.

Scissor cutting the paper

  • Now you need to fold down both flaps in such a way that both flaps are opposite to each other.

Paper cut.

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • After that, lift both flaps to a 90-degree angle.

Paper being turned.

  • Now cut a horizontal slit about 1/3rd of the propellers. The cut should be about ¼ below the propellers.

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • Cut the other propeller in the same way.

A scissor cutting the paper.

  • After that, you need to fold the cuts to the side of the base.

How to Make Toys with Paper

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • To clip together both folded sides, you need to use a tape or paperclip.
  • Now use tape to add weight at the base. This way the helicopter will spin more. You can see in the image below.

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • After that, toss the helicopter in the air. If it is not spinning then you need to add more weight at the base.

This is a simple way to make a paper helicopter. Just follow the instructions correctly.

Making a Boat with Paper

Now we will tell you about how to make a boat with paper. You just need a piece of paper to make on. Follow the steps given below if you are interested in making one.

Steps for Making a Paper Boat

  • Firstly you need a rectangular paper.

Making a boat with paper

  • Now you have to fold the paper in half from left to right.

fold the paper

  • After that, you need to unfold the paper.

unfold the paper now

  • You have to fold the paper from top to bottom now.

make the paper colorful

  • Firstly, fold both upper corners to the middle. After that, fold both the bottom strip up. The image is given below.

make a triangle

  • Now open the paper and you will see a diamond shape figure.
  • After that, you have to fold the bottom corner up to the top corner.

make it into a diamond like piece

  • Now turn the it over and fold this side bottom corner to the top corner. You can see in the image below.

turn it from the bottom now

  • Repeat the step mentioned at number 6.

How to Make Toys with Paper

 

  • After that, grab both top corners and pull it gently until it flattens.

Fold the tops

 

  • Congrats, you have made a boat with a piece of paper.

Make it into a boat

Creating Paper Popper

There is another toy you can make with paper is paper popper. It is simple to make and you don’t need any other materials. Just a piece of paper will do the trick. Follow the steps given below.

Steps To Make a Paper Popper

  • Take a piece of paper.

make a paper popper

 

  • After that fold the paper lengthwise.

fold it lengthwise

  • Now you need to unfold it.
  • When you unfold it, you have to fold all four corners in a triangle shape. As you can see in the image.

make it into a parallelogram

 

  • After that fold the paper in half.

fold the paper in half

  • Now fold the paper over in half. Do it again for the other side as well. The image attached below will help you in folding the paper in the right way.

fold it from the sides

make it into a triangle

  • The finished product should look like the image given below.

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • Just hold the paper from the bottom corner and flick it as hard as you can. You will hear a loud pop.

Making a Paper Pinwheel

To make a Pinwheel using a piece of paper, you have to follow the instructions which we will give you. The things you need to make a Pinwheel are Pencil, Paper, Scissor, Ruler and a Pin.

Steps to Make a Paper Pinwheel.

  • To make a paper pinwheel, you have to cut the paper in a square. The paper should be 15 cm in size.

Making a paper pinwheel

 

  • After that, draw two diagonal lines with a pencil from one corner to the other.

draw two diagonal lines

  • Now use a ruler to mark the center point. The center point should be of exact 7 cm from each corner diagonal line.
  • When you are done with the center point, you need to cut both the diagonal lines to the marked points as you can see in the image.cut it with a scissor
  • After that, you need to make a hole in the center and at every other point.
  • Put a pin in one of the holes and curl that point to the center. You need to do the same for all other points.

Make it into a flower like thing by following the steps

  • Push the pin through to the center and push the pin through pencils eraser which you can see in the image given below.

How to Make Toys with Paper

connect it with a pencil or a stick

the product will look like a fan on a paper

This is how you can make a pinwheel with paper.

Making Building Blocks with Paper

To make building blocks with paper, you need colored papers, paper cutter and tape. The size of them will be equal to 1-inch. You have to follow the instructions, to make these building blocks.

Steps to Make Building Blocks with Paper

  • First, take any color paper and place it on a flat surface.
  • After that, cut the paper vertically in 6 strips.

building blocks with paper. Image of a paper

  • Now cut all 6 strips in half. They should be of the same size.

Pencil, Scale and paper

  • Take one strip and fold both the top and bottom of the strips.

Fold the paper from the left and right sides

  • After that, you need to tape the edges together. When you do that you will see a triangle shape figure is formed.

Tape the edges together

How to Make Toys with Paper

  • Repeat the same technique to create other blocks as well.
  • You need to make them until you have a bunch of blocks.

image of a paper block made

Now you can set the building blocks in any way you want. This is the way to make paper building blocks.

You can make different paper toys like an airplane, spinners, paper house etc. You just need to learn the art and technique to make one. Otherwise, there is no rocket science in the making of these toys. What you need are the materials and technique. That’s it nothing else.

In short, it is simple and easy to make paper toys. Follow the instructions we have given you in the article and try to follow it accurately. Above all, it is a fun activity to do with your kids and if you don’t have kids then you can kill your boredom with this fun activity.

Written by Umer Zahid

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