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In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a simple, but quite pleasing toy. It's a pteradactyl which flaps its wings as you move a straw up ...
Find a nice picture of a pterodactyl, and colour it in to your own tastes
Cut a hole in the middle of your Pterodactyl by bending it slightly and using a scissors
Take the smaller of your two straws and split it down the centre using your scissors. This split only needs to be about a centimeter long
Put the skinny straw (which you've just cut) through the hole in your Pterodactyl. Bend the cut sides of the skinny straw back and tape them to your ...
Cut the bigger straw down so that it's smaller in length than the skinny straw (about three-quarters the length of the skinny straw would be fine). In my ...
Slide your big straw down the skinny straw as far as it will go, making sure that the split end is towards the Pterodactyl
Finally, just put a small piece of tape connecting the ends of the straw to each wing
As you slide the big straw up and down, your Pterodactyl will flap its wings! Simple, and endlessly amusing.
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