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I have been making parachutes from umbrellas for years. The nylon is from an old umbrella and is perfect for them. Now that I have kids I get to use t...
Start by cutting the fabric from the ribs of the broken umbrella. I use a box cutter or xacto to carefully the threads that the hold the material to ...
I have been waiting to try making one from an old golf umbrella.
Get some string, nylon cord works best. I use about 1 1/2 the radius of the umbrella. Don't cut yet. Keeping doubling until you have eight strands (de...
Tie one end into a knotted loop.
Cut the end of the other end, leaving eight strands.
I got lucky with this umbrella, it had plastic tips on the ends, a first for me. Just make a slip-knot and tighten.If you don't have tips, then knot e...
Make sure the do the strings and order all around the umbrella. Then attach a good weight. Heavier than you think, it will help you throw it further a...
Gather the chute together.
Fold again, and wrap the strings around. Not too tight. It needs to unravel on the way down.
Then launch it! Throw it up as far as you can. Watch out for trees and wires. Be careful that no one is underneath when throwing, sometimes it is wr...
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