Step one: Plant maple seed.
Step two: Wait.
Step three: Obtain copious amounts of maple seeds in springtime.
Step four: Fling in air.
Step five: Repeat steps three, four and five.
[Make an autorotating helicopter out of paper, based on a maple seed](http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/TRC/Aeronautics/Maple_Seed.html)
4 thoughts on “nature’s whirligigs”
We call them helicopters. They can be deadly when you unexpectedly get hit by them! Good fun for the kids, though. Aren't God's designs amazing.
We played with those yesterday outside :). We call them helicopter seeds 🙂
I love those and gum tree balls.
We call em helicopter seeds too. Thanks for the link~! 🙂