Water Balloon Launch Pad

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Introduction: Water Balloon Launch Pad



It's 108° today so we made our own water balloon launcher! If you've ever tried the 3-man balloon launchers you know how fun this can be. Launching balloons at 100+ miles per hour can be quite a thrill. Well now you don't need find 2 grown-ups to hold the launcher and a 3rd person to shoot it. With this stand you can shoot all the balloons you want all by yourself. (You can put the 2 grown-ups in the line of fire and see if they can dodge it!)

Don't have a water balloon launcher? We have an Instructable for that too. Water Balloon Launcher.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

Materials Needed:
(4) 2"x3"x8' boards. These are sold at lumber yards as fence rails.
(2) 12"x36"x3/4" pieces of plywood
(8) 1.5" deck screws
(2) 3" deck screws

Tools Needed:
Cordless Drill/Driver

Step 2: Connect the Legs

Connect the legs by stacking one 2x3 on top of another 2x3 with the ends offset by 4 inches. Screw them together with a 3" deck screw.

Step 3: Attach the Cross Braces

Attach the first 12x36 piece of plywood 12 inches from the pivot point of the legs with 4 1.5" deck screws. Attach the second 12x36 piece of plywood 4 inches from the free end of the legs with 4 1.5" deck screws.

Step 4: Attach Launcher

Attach the launcher to the top of the legs.

Step 5: Bombs Away!

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    I built one of these for a recent Boy Scout Camporee. I used some latex hose from Lowe's and a funnel for the launch basket. It was a huge hit. Thanks for the plans!

    Well I guess when you say 1/2" vinyl tubing you mean the inside diameter, I got 1/2" with 3/8" inside diameter and there is no friggen way the vinyl tubing will fit through it! Back to the hardware store manana....

    I guess this could be used to send balloons of paint onto offensive billboards.

    I NEED MAKE IT *--*

    The neighbours would be happy!

    Anchor the construction! The bungee can it pull down and fall to child.

    That is awesome. I would of loved to launch balloons at my neighbors house when i was younger! :D

    Reminds me of the video where the watermelon hits the woman in the face:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cfeTZNcA3g

    Anyway...very nice instructable.

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    Remind me never to have a water bomb fight with you!

    Also you could put snow balls in there

    That is absolutely awesome :)

    Defo make a snow version to enter in the snow challenge :)

    I made it yesterday! It was totally awesome with the distance! I used this for my launcher though....

    http://www.amazon.com/200-Yard-Water-Balloon-Launcher/dp/B002JCE026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314044763&sr=8-1

    It made a one man launch must easier! Farthest I've gotten so far is about 175yards.

    Dude this is awesome! Now you just need another one and and you can play water wars! Keep up the good work!