This is a toy I used to play with as a kid. It was always a cheap plastic one that I bought, but figured it would be easy enough to make, so gave it a go.

Obviously you can play with the design depending on what materials you have lying around, but this should give you a rough idea of what direction to go...

Date Made: June 2013
Approx Cost: £0 (recycled materials)
Approx Time: 0.5 to 1 hrs
Difficulty: Easy

Step 1: What You Need

Materials you need are:

*some fairly stiff plastic (I used the packaging from a roller blind)
*a big thick elastic band (I used one about 200mm long)
*a picture hook
*a piece of dowel (I used the adjuster from a venetian blind, which already had the hook screwed in the end)

Tools you need are:

*some extra strong glue
*a hacksaw to cut the wood (I used a dremel)
*scissors or knife to cut the plastic
very good
I have updated the tinkercad model to round off all the ends, as this should reduce the chance of anything 'catching' on launch...
Congrats on winning the contest. I have a Syma 107/107g helicopter and it is a lot of fun!
What a fun toy!
Thanks, wasn't expecting to win! Some awesome instructables in that contest...
I was thinking about making one of these a few weeks ago, but with an LED at the hook end so it lights up the ground where it falls (and looks cooler). Nice instructable!
Nice idea. Look cool and makes it more visible to others.
Also good because people probably won't step on it. Although, they might rush to get it next and stand on it like that. Happened to my flying stuff many times...(especially cats and ornithopters)
you are from England?
Yes, southern England.
well ,very interesting. (*@ο@*)
Good job!!! awesome!
nothing like the dangerous weapons, I mean toys of our youth.
Yeah, I wasn't sure if I should put more warnings on. Everything seems dangerous to me now, but I survived my childhood so it couldn't of been that hazardous!!!

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