Introduction: Super Simple Office 'floater', Great for Kids Too!

This device when given an upward toss, as well as a rotational velocity will float to the ground. When used in an outdoor setting, the wind catches it and will give it some zany maneuvers.

Step 1: The Materials Needed: Paper or Styrofoam Plate, Styrofoam Coffee Cup, and Tape

yep thats all you need! Of course, you can add UFO like markings to the pieces if you like!

Step 2: Tape Cup to Plate

The plate can be placed either way, and will give different flying characteristics (especially when outside).

Step 3: Ready to Fly

Now while holding the cup with one hand, spin it and toss it up at the same time. Thats it! You can experiment with adding more plates and more cups.

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THECHINABOY made it!(author)2010-05-19

i just tryed it using a round piece of paper it worked good.

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THECHINABOY made it!(author)2010-05-19

can you use it with a round peace of paper?

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cubyrop3 made it!(author)2010-02-10

 Mine worked like a lead blimp! 

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Gamer917 made it!(author)2009-03-27

cut out sections and make helicopter blades

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Lord_Master made it!(author)2009-03-12

cool

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Apollo2947 made it!(author)2008-12-08

i like how u can experiment with it most flyin things you can't change

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Apollo2947 made it!(author)2008-12-08

around

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Apollo2947 made it!(author)2008-12-08

very nice i really should try it !

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bowow0807 made it!(author)2008-04-07

cool im gonna make one now!

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Spint made it!(author)2008-04-06

Cool Instructable. +1.

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Kiteman made it!(author)2008-02-14

A video of it in flight would be good.

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troopin34 made it!(author)2008-02-14

I needs me a video recorder! :(

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Kiteman made it!(author)2008-02-15

You took digital photos - does your camera not have a video function? Even a mobile phone? As long as you can upload it to youtube or similar, you can show it here.

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dchall8 made it!(author)2008-02-14

How close to the center of the plate does the cup have to be?

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troopin34 made it!(author)2008-02-14

If its off a little it won't really effect it. The paper plate, being heavier, will keep more rotational momentum, and fly a little better.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-02-14

Cool!

Agreeing with Kiteman, a video would be good.
This is really easy to make.
Easy.
Smart.
Cheap.
+1 rating.
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Doctor+What made it!(author)2008-02-14

It's a cup, attached to a plate. Genius!!!! (+) (favorited)

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