Step 1: What you will need.
8" or 21cm - Masking tape
4 - Medium rubber bands
Step 2: If you build it ... It will fly ...
Step 3: Here's the wind-up, and the pitch!
Step 4: Have fun!
Next release your thumb and pull your hand away like you would a top. It will hover for a few seconds and slowly descend to the ground.
Timing of the release and pull is important for a good flight. If the first couple of flights don't do so well, keep practicing. You will get the hang of it in no time at all.
This toy can be played with indoors as well as outside. The picture below was of one launched out of a 2nd floor window. Enjoy!