This instructable will show you how to make a parachute for the Paracord Army Man.
You will need the following: a mylar sheet (purchased at craft store or party store) that is about 19"-20" square, left over center cord from the 22" lengths of paracord used in the Army Man, paper clip, masking tape, scissors, lighter, protractor and a ruler.
Step 1: Cut the Parachute Circle
The PDF file has a template for a quarter circle with a radius of 10". Trim the first sheet at the edge of the printed lines and overlay it on the second sheet taping it together. Cut out the quarter circle template. Or you can make your own by taping sheets of paper together. Tape a piece of string at the center point, measure the string for your radius and draw a quarter circle using a pencil attached to the string at the measured radius.
Step 2: Make Anchor Points
Step 3: Attach Parachute Lines
Tie an overhand knot and apply a little CA glue.
Use a fisherman's no-slip knot, like what is used on lures. Here is a link to a website that shows how to tie one. You don't need to do quite so many wraps as shown in the animation, a couple should be fine. http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/non-slip-loop-knot.
Fold the parachute so that all of the lines come together. Cut the lines so they are the same length as the shortest one. Use the lighter to melt and fuse the lines to make them easier to tie. If you are picky, put the lines in order so they aren't crossed before you fuse them.