DIY Paper Slingshots!
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When I told hubby about my idea, he showed me how he used to make slingshots as a kid. So I took his design and adapted it to the twig. Now, I know that some of you consider this a weapon... but we made sure to set some ground rules and only aim at objects and NOT at people.
Materials Needed to Make DIY Paper Slingshots
- Strong Y-shaped stick (or you could use your fingers.. see below for photo)
- Rubber bands
Let's Make Paper Slingshots!
1. Cut out rectangles from paper. (I think my rectangles were about 1" x 2" or 2 1/2".)
2. Then, it's time to fold them so that they can be shot in the air. I simply folded them lengthwise first, and then again, and then folded them in half, and then in half again.
Once you've made one, it's super easy to make others!
3. Then take your rubber band and wrap it around both ends of your slingshot.
To load the slingshot, wrap your folded paper around the middle of the rubber band. (Your paper basically sandwiches both strands of the rubber band. Your hands should be holding the two ends of your folded paper together.) Then, pull back and let go!
Here's what it looks like from the front!
If you have a tough time finding a nice, strong Y-shaped stick, no worries. You can also just use your fingers too as the slingshot.
I definitely lived out my Katniss Everdeen fantasies while shooting these around the apartment. :) So hopefully you'll have fun making these with your kids too.
And if you liked this craft, you make want to check out these other flying toy crafts too!
- Simple one-sheet paper Kite
- DIY Flying Whirly Copter Toy
- Easy Newspaper Kite
- Make Marshmallow Poppers