So at Explorers today (think Scouts for teenagers) we made these.
It’s really quite simple, yet fun and elegant. Simply twist the propeller round and round, the elastic band will go really tight, let it go, and voosh it flies! There’s something quite cool about flying, maybe it’s because we as humans cannot, and so we’ve always been drawn to it. But for this little thing, it just glided on and on.
There’s nothing to it but some paper, a couple of strands of wood, a rubber band, bit of plastic, and a touch of glue. What with all the stresses of imminent exams it’s nice to do something so practical and relaxing.