Wood DIY project for kids. Had some spare mdf board lying around from past projects. Drew a reference design with help of permanent marker onto it. It looks like a whale now, but trust me this will be a helicopter 😀
Step 1 – Wood Cutting
The shape was cut with jig saw cutting tool. (dont use power tools, without training)
Used hole saw to drill holes, from whom we are going to make wheel, for this part, used wood for reliability, since mdf might break easily in small size, also smooth and rounded look was desired. Used a 4 inch wide by 1 inch thick wood board.
Passed a bolt in hole and fitted it in drill machine, than sanded it with sandpaper for a smoother and rounded look.
Here are body and wheels ready for next phase of coloring and finishing. Drilled another hole in body as a window. the front hole will contain thin rope to drag it.
Painting the wooden helicopter
Made a spiral with permanent marker for added details. Wheel were sprayed with Lacquer clear varnish, to keep the wooden persona.
Rest body was painted with red spray paint. Do not make my mistake, spray thin layers or it will peel off ( wanted to get it done quickly to give surprise to kids 😉 . Sanded the mistake and started again, with thin layers of paint, and more patience. This will be placed in sunlight in morning for better curing. 24 hours time is plenty of time for curing paint.
So this is the final result for the weekend project. and kids are super excited and running around with it. Mission Accomplished 😉