Take your kids for a spin around the neighborhood with a toy gyrocopter. You can make one in five easy steps.
Your child can drop the finished gyrocopter from an elevated spot, and it should spin to the ground.
Cut out a 6 1/2-inch-long by 1 1/2-inch-wide strip of paper. (Note: We found that using pinking shears made the gyrocopter fly better, but one cut out with ordinary scissors works well too.)
Starting at the top, cut a 3-inch slit down through the middle of the strip to create a pair of wings.
Fold the wings down in opposite directions from one another.
Attach a paper clip to the bottom of the strip for weight.