Picture of Homemade Boomerangs on a Student's Budget
Making boomerangs is a hobby of mine born of long, boring summer days with nothing to do. It was a struggle to find new things to do without spending a lot of money. You can go to the movies and spend $8 to entertain yourself for two hours with your friends. That's an entertainment cost factor of 1/4 hr/$, which is quite low for a broke student. If you want to make some boomerangs and assuming you have access to a drill, you may spend $50 for everything you need to make 20+ boomerangs, 30 hours of engaged and exciting building time  and endless hours of entertainment. The entertainment cost factor of booming is entirely up to how may times you want to throw your boomerang.

This step by step guide will walk you through the methods that I have found best for making boomerangs on a student's budget.

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Step 1: Gathering Supplies

Picture of Gathering Supplies
These are the things you will need before you begin building.

  • Safety glasses/ goggles
  • Pencil
  • Large sheet of paper or cardboard (construction paper, cereal box, or paper grocery bag will do)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • Jig saw
  • Electric Drill (preferably corded )
  • Sanding Drum
  • 1/4 inch Baltic Birch 5-Ply Plywood
i don't have a jig saw. can i use a coping saw?
bentcyclist3 years ago
I've been making boomerangs for close to 30 years. I use the same tools as you, excet I have a sanding disk on my drill and also an orbital sander. I can cut out a boomerang, sand it and have it ready to fly in 20 minutes. Painting takes a little longer.
ARCtangentleman (author)  bentcyclist3 years ago
Thank you, maybe someday I can save up for some fancy tools.
Nice job! I'll have to make a few. Love to throw a boomerang. Thanks!!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Wow, great tutorial!
ARCtangentleman (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you very much.