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If you're going to be fussy, this is not a frisbee, since it does not involve the famous pie-tins.

It is, however, eminently modifiable, decorateable (is that a word? It is now.), and suitable for using indoors.

Even better, it can be educational (see the last step).

Print one out with your corporate logo, then if you're caught playing with one of these at work, tell them you're using your initiative and testing out a potential marketing tool...

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Step 1: The template

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As is my wont, this is made from a single A4 sheet, this time of light cardstock (about 160gsm, if you need to know).

I have included a PDF drawn up from a scan of my original sketch, including two versions - one decorated, one plain and awaiting decoration by your good self.

Print out the one you want, then cut it out, including the seven rectangles at the top.

(If you are going to decorate your frisbee by hand, do so before you cut it out.)
frisbee template.pdf(596x842) 414 KB

Step 2: Score!

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All the dotted lines of the template need to be scored - with a ruler, run the edge of a pair of scissors, or a dead ball-point pen along the lines so that they are easier to bend.

Step 3: Up hill and down dale.

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The shape of the frisbee is formed when you fold the scored lines.

The outer ring of lines needs to be mountain folded, and the inner ring of lines needs to be valley folded.

As you do this, the pacman-like gap in the template will close up, allowing you to glue the tabs on one side to the straight edge on the other side.

When gluing, use whatever suitable glue you like (glue-stick, "white" glue, even wood glue), just don't use a vast amount, or your frisbee could be unbalanced.
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Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
Cardboard frisbee merchandise is now available!
me14231 year ago
where did you get the tiny earth magnets?
Kiteman (author)  me14231 year ago
Ebay, but it is a lot easier to use pegs to clamp the paper.
I remember making one of these a few years ago, back when I used to get DIY ideas from library books...
Kiteman (author)  awesomecreations2 years ago
One in a book?

Spooky - I created this by myself.
Yes, a rather old book. I don't remember anything else about the book, other than that it was full of cardboard and paper flying things.
zap80053 years ago
could it be called a throwing disk?
Kiteman (author)  zap80053 years ago
It certainly could - the word "Frisbee" is like the word "Hoover" (in the UK). It started as an early brand of an object (throwing disc, vacuum cleaner), and ended up as the word to mean the object.
ilpug3 years ago
I have an old kit of things like this from AGES ago, that has something almost exactly like this, but with the center cut out to form a ring, it flies great!
millefeori5 years ago
what happens to cardboard when it 's chewed up & gets soggy wet....... Do you have any more inventions.... wouldlike to see something that lasts peace
It's a frisbee, not a pancake. Don't eat your toys!
Kiteman (author)  millefeori5 years ago
I guess you could try making this from corex or similar, but it was posted with the cardboard contest in mind...
how do you vote for this in the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest ?
Kiteman (author)  gHjM3W5T20YCS4e305 years ago
Unfortunately, voting is over - they're just finishing off the judging now. Thanks for the thought, though.
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Kiteman (author)  ElvenChild4 years ago
(Those codes stopped working quite some time ago...)
why are they called rare-earth there in vast supply
Kiteman (author)  Doctor Freeman4 years ago
The elements in them (neodymium etc) are not as common in the Earth's crust as other elements.
ohh that makes sence
could i use couragated cardboard (im so sorry to bother you)
Kiteman (author)  Doctor Freeman4 years ago
I don't know. The folding might be harder work to get straight, but it would last longer.

Try it, let us know.
ok i will
how do i make the blocks one picture zigzag next ?????
oh i see
or two pieces of paper if i dont have a4
gmjhowe5 years ago
Im sorry Kiteman, you seem to have forgotten to add your video.

Otherwise, very good, I love its simple design.

Really, 160gsm is classified as paper, but I won't tell anyone if you don't.
Why the small text? "Really, 160gsm is classified as paper, but I won't tell anyone if you don't"
Because its the cardboard contest, as its classified as paper it probably shouldn't be entered, but this is an exception. Oscar
Why not?
how did you type so small?
Kiteman (author)  knex_mepalm5 years ago
If you type:

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is this right?
Kiteman (author)  Kwitmeh35 years ago
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i can red it but its freaky, just tell me pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase
how the hell did you view that? IT sstuffed up my mac when i increased size to 5000% and looked the same!
Copy pasta is your friend.
mmmm.. pasta.
Yes, copy pasta is quite delicious.
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