Miniature Boomerang!

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Introduction: Miniature Boomerang!

Everyone knows boomerangs are awesome. The thing is, they're hard to throw correctly, and you need a lot of space to throw them. But with this little cardboard boomerang, you get an easy-to-throw toy that you can use indoors!

Step 1: Materials

1) A cereal box

2) Scissors

3) At least two fingers and a thumb on each of your hands

Step 2: Obtain Cardboard

First, locate your scissors and cereal box. Then cut a section from the cereal box about the size of a note card.

Step 3: Create Shape

Fold your card in half. Now draw a line on it, sort of like this.

Step 4: Cut Out Shape

Cut along the line, starting at the creased edge to form a chevron-like shape.

Step 5: Curl Your Boomerang

This is where your fingers come in handy (excuse the pun). Put your index and middle fingers underneath your boomerang with your thumbs on top. Begin to bend the sides back to form a gentle curve.

Step 6: Launching Your Boomerang

You're finished! Now you just need to learn how to make it fly.

Place the boomerang near the edge of a table. Now put your finger next to it and flick one side. The boomerang should spin through the air a few feet. With practice and minor adjustments to the wing curl, you can even make it turn and come back!

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    18 Discussions

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    harthoppy
    harthoppy

    10 years ago on Step 6

    A boomerang that wont come back to you is also called a "Stick"


    good idea and looks like fun . '

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    Coodere
    Coodere

    Reply 4 years ago

    thats very funny

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    Tren509
    Tren509

    10 years ago on Step 2

    What exactly is "about the size of a note card"?

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    Lolbert
    Lolbert

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    not too big, maybe 4x4 inches?

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    Juananz
    Juananz

    11 years ago on Step 6

    This is just amazing and no real effort's needed to make it come back. You only need a little practise to get it back to your hands.

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    Prosthetics01
    Prosthetics01

    11 years ago on Step 6

    Video would be nice, but its a good instructable. I say that because its so easy to get the things, easy to make. Very nice

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    tubbychick3n
    tubbychick3n

    11 years ago on Introduction

    A video of this in action would be nice. Other than that, great instructable. +4

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    Lolbert
    Lolbert

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry, for some reason I couldn't upload my video; it kept saying there was no file selected. Thanks, though!

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    Shadowfury
    Shadowfury

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    What format is it in? You could convert it to a different format. Or you could upload it to YouTube and embed it here.

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    Lolbert
    Lolbert

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It's a quicktime video, I think. I don't have a Youtube account, by the way.

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    Shadowfury
    Shadowfury

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    .3gp? .mp4? You could get a Youtube account. Took me 2 minutes to sign up.

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    aali37
    aali37

    11 years ago on Introduction

    my boomerang won't come back to me. can someone help?

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    Lolbert
    Lolbert

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    first, make sure it is not pointing downwards when you launch it. If it still doesn't work, try tilting it up a bit.