Make this giant pocket slingshot to launch your Angry Nachos. A real life version of the popular Angry Birds game - this is our instructables member Angry NachoMahma version.
Okay, this might not fit in your pocket but use this Yankee invention to get in on the craze, well, the crazies.
(Note: Probably no video of this in action. I think my neighbors would rat me out for being more than the terrorist that I am if I used this outdoors. That's livin' for the city. )
CAUTION: Weapons of any sort are dangerous. Know how to safely use, clear, maintain and break down into basic components in the dark....wait
Step 1: Hunting for supplies
It's the size that counts, not how you use it.
Normally, you can't find a perfectly configured branch or stick in the shape of a big Y. A real branch probably wouldn't be strong enough for our purposes.
Now if you don't live in the middle of the woods, we are going to engineer this piece of lumber out of some scrap wood and papier mache over it.
You will need:
scrap pieces of wood - square stock, leftover pieces of moulding, dowels, etc
screws, brads, nails, doweling system - anything to help secure the wood pieces together
cardboard and scrap paper - to camouflage and simulate the bark of a branch
glue - not as much as some other fn cardboard projects.
a pair of balls - I just made the minimal launched object and target object. You can have more or less. I used some foam balls because I didn't want to play hardball.
some elastic band anything will do for the propulsion mechanism, use a piece rubber bicycle tire or silicone surgical tubing
craft foam for decoration
hot glue gun to apply decorative pieces.
permanent marker to draw on some details.
stapler - can be heavy hand held tacker, just used to help start the cardboard strips to be glued on
utility knife, scissors - used to cut cardboard
CAUTION: Know how to use your craft tools safely. Sharp things can cut. Hot things can burn.