I made this a number of years ago at Christmas for Thing One (an ornament tradition - every year I make them an ornament for the tree, building them a collection) before Thing 2 arrived. Now I'm making this one by request from Thing Two so that they both have a helicopter.
Thing Two likes green. A lot.
Here is a list of the things you'll need:
Clear glass ornament (got mine at Michaels)
Wood spatulas or ice cream sticks
1/2" wood dowel - about a 1" piece
1/4" dowel - about a 4 " piece
quick setting epoxy
assorted rivets, washers, eye hook
paint (I used modeling enamel, found with the models at Michaels)
Step 1: Rotor Blades and Feet
Two sticks in an 'X' - these are the rotor blades
The 2 feet are both double thickness, each is just two sticks glued together.
I used white glue and brushed it onto the sticks, then clamped them with the mini clamps until dry - I gave it about an hour.