Introduction: Home Made Parachute
Hi, I was playing with my kid and his toys and I remembered some parachutes I used to make and I made this one for him, he loved it! I hope you can enjoy it too.
Step 1: Materials
The materials you need are.
- Plastic bag.
- Needle and thread.
Step 2: Circle
The bag that I'm using is a medium plastic bag for garbage.
1. First fold the bag in half from the open part of the bag to the close side.
2 Grab a corner of the bag that has the open and close part and fold it to the other side to make a triangle.
3. Fold 2 times more from the same side.
4. Mark a semicircle in the bag where you're going to cut. Make sure tu cut where it includes all cut a part of the bag.
5. CUT with scissors.
Step 3: Mark
Unfold the bag and you'll have a semicircle with some nice cuts, mark the corners from both sides and unfold, now you have a circle with the marks to insert the thread.
Step 4: Sew
Now you'll need as many threads as corners you have, mine are 16, it has to be always a pair number. The size of the threads has to be all the same, make them a little bigger than the diameter of the parachute.
Insert the threads in the marks and make a knot, to make it harder to break you can put a little scotch tape in the hole before sewing it.
Repeat the same with all the threads.
Step 5: Tie
Tie all the threads to the toy and enjoy throwing it to the air!