(also sorry for any spelling mistakes or punctuation I am only 13 years old)
As my first Instructable I think that this is a good thing to start of with as it is quick, simple and the finished thing works really well. I would recommend it to anyone young or old cos you don't need any fancy knots or anything.
What you will need:
-a few balls of soft string (It doesn't need to be strong)
-a stick or a tent peg (for the handle).
Now if you have all of that then you can get started!!!
Step 1: Starting the Weaving.
Ok so you are going to use a weave called monkey chain (finger knitting) it is so so so simple and quick here are the steps to getting started:
-make a loop in your string pointing up like one on a roller-coaster (picture one)
-Twist the loop over to the left once (picture two)
-Bend the loop down to the long end of the string and pull some of it through (pictures three and four)
- now pull the rope tight and it will make another loop (picture five)
My video on how to start of monkey chain!!!
If you don't understand how to do this then there is alot of alternative info on the web.
Step 2: Continue Weaving
Now if you have done the first step right you should have another loop like the first one. now all you need to do is step three of step one (just pull the longer string through the loop and pull tight)
keep doing that and it will start to make monky chain.
Step 3: Attaching a New Ball of Sting
now you will probably find that you will run out of string pretty quickly. now if that happens (witch it should about three times) don't panic. just get a new ball of string and attach it to the end of the old one with a reef knot.
Step 4: 40-50 Feet of Monkey Chain
Now you should keep making monkey chain until you have about 40-50 feet of it. (I do it in the car whilst dad is driving me to school or something) once you have that then you can put a pencil in the loop so that all of that hard work doesn't unwind. Then you literately do monkey chain with your monkey chain. You just follow steps 1, 2, and 3 but with the monkey chain instead of a ball of string. you should use up almost all of the first monkey chain.
Step 5: Monkey Chain With Monkey Chain With Monkey Chain.
Step 6: Rounding of the End
After you have completed monkey chain with monkey chain with monkey chain you need to tie of the ends so that when you are using it it wont all unravel. To do this you need to find the end of the string and pull it all through the loop (like putting a thread through a pin hole but easier) and then you need to pull it all tight and tie any stopper knot on the end.
Step 7: Attach the Handle
Now that you have made monkey chain with monkey chain with monkey chain or triple chain you need to attach it to your handle. You can either use a tent peg or a stick. now in the title I did say that it was without tools so if you are using a stick you will need a knife to carve it. I use a tent peg in my whip. To attach the string to the handle tie a simple knot over the handle and pull it supper tight. then you will need to put loads and loads of tape over the knot to stop it from sliding.
Step 8: How to Crack It.
Now you have your whip on a handle you probably want it to crack. First you need to get the very end or the string and before you start to crack you need to tie a simple knot just before the monkey chain to stop it from unravelling when you whip. Then you need to get the very end of your string and Frey it. (don't worry if when you crack it bits of fluff come of) Now to crack it you must make a wave along the string and when it gets to the end you will pull it very hard back towards you. if it dose not crack don't worry just try again. (there is plenty of info on the web on how to make a whip crack). now you are done!!!
Step 9: Links to My Other Ibles!!!