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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Comments

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HSonger (author)2012-04-04

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!

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geppetto425 (author)2012-03-16

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....

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puffinq (author)2012-02-05

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

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_Billa_ (author)2012-02-05

I NEED MAKE IT *--*

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hurlebaus (author)2012-02-05

The neighbours would be happy!

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protoinova (author)2012-02-05

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

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Aron313 (author)2012-02-02

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

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Awesome-aniac (author)2012-01-11

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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LOL!!!!!!

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cool knex13 (author)2012-02-02

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

Also you could put snow balls in there

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skiedra (author)2012-01-31

That is absolutely awesome :)

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jonnyd55 (author)2012-01-30

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

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ncaplan (author)2011-08-22

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.

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rhanson294 (author)2011-08-17

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

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