The Cardboard Flyer

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Introduction: The Cardboard Flyer

With the ability to shoot over distances of 40 feet, this cardboard flyer is easy to make and will keep you entertained for hours.

Materials needed:
- 5 inch by 5 inch piece of thin cardboard  (Shoe boxes and postal boxes are good candidates)
- Pattern (see attached PDF file) 
- Bobby Pin
- Rubber Band
- Pair of scissors
- Tape

Step 1: Cardboard Square

Cut out a square of thin cardboard (about 5 inches by 5 inches).

Step 2: Pattern

Print out pattern (see attached PDF file "Cardboard Flyer Pattern") and cut it out.

Step 3: Fixing the Pattern to the Cardboard

Tape pattern to the square of cardboard.

Step 4: Cut Out Flyer

Cut out the cardboard and remove the pattern.

Step 5: Launching Mechanism

Slide the rubber band into the bobby pin.

Step 6: Fly!

Hold the bobby pin in one hand and slide the rubber band over the tail of the cardboard flyer, pull back, and let it fly!

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Thanks for giving us this Instructable ! The grandson and I had a lot of fun launching these fantastic flyers . We made a plastic template from your pattern so we could trace flyers quickly onto cardboard. We made a bunch of them - most of which are now on roofs, in trees, or far off in parts unknown!

This thing goes SO FAR!!!

This thing is awesome! Just made two thanks a lot! For this instructable