Here is a free woodworking project according to which you will be able to make a toy called Lucky helicopter toy plan.

Your little ones will adore playing with this beautiful helicopter which has spinning main and tail rotor.  As its name implies, the toy has the shape of a helicopter and all the basic parts that helicopters are recognizable by:  fuselage, tail boom, rotor, tail rotor and landing skids.


Lucky helicopter toy plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for school classes and beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Basic hand toools
Basic power tools
Applied woodworking joints
Round mortise and tenon joint

L 314mm (12.38''), W 216mm (8.5'') and H 148mm (5.83'')


The rotor and the tail rotor are parts that can rotate around their axis, and this looks more than interesting to attract children’s attention. If you are creative enough, you may change their shape, but keep in mind that all parts need to be sufficiently strong and thick, so that they cannot easily be broken and thus cause child injury. The helicopter cabin is designed in such a way that it is quite easy to make; if you like, you can round it off even more so that it resembles a real cabin (oval shape). This helicopter toy has protruding parts that can easily break off, therefore it is not intended for very young children but for those aged 3-4 years. 


Exploded view and parts list
Lucky helicopter toy - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Lucky helicopter toy - Assembly drawing

The fuselage, rotor and tail rotor parts have curved contours, but they are still  very easy to make. Precisely draw the contour lines of the parts on a suitable stock and cut them out with a copy saw or jig saw. Round off all the edges. The tail axle and rotor axle parts do not have to be made from wood, you can buy metal dowel pins instead. We recommend that you paint the parts with bright,  non-toxic colors in order to give the toy a cheerful appearance. If you like designing, use this helicopter toy as a model to inspire you to create your own toy design.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan