If you need a very compact slingshot, then a pocket slingshot might come in handy.
Just be aware that we are about to make something potentially dangerous, with enough power to break glass.
I am not responsible for damages inflicted with this doodad.
Alright, let's begin!
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Step 1: Gather the Tools
The only tools you will need are:
Optional (but recommended)
- Wood saw
- File / rasp
Step 2: Make the Slingshot "frame"
A slingshot needs 3 or 4 things to wreck havoc:
- A frame
- A pouch
- The band
And lastly, the payload.
To make the frame, you'll have to "decapitate" a bottle.
You have to cut the neck of the bottle, then smoothen the sharp edges, try your best with the tool you used to cut the bottle, then use anything you can to smoothen the edges (to avoid cutting the "pouch")
Step 3: Make the Pouch
A slingshot needs a pouch & a band, well here, the balloon will serve both as a pouch & the band.
To make the pouch, cut the balloon about 1,5-2 inch of the neck.
Try to make a clean cut.
Just make sure the "pouch" doesn't have any holes (even macroscopic), since the pouch will eventually burst when trying to shoot.
Step 4: Assembling the Slingshot
The time has come to assemble the slingshot.
- Remove the (black) band from the bottle head, but we want it, don't mess with it (don't throw it, just let it be!)
- Put the balloon on the bottle head.
- Try to eliminate wrinkles.
- Replace the band.
- Gently roll the excess balloon back to the head.
Step 5: Have Fun!
If you have come this far (smooth edges, flawless pouch, etc.), then the slingshot is ready to use, out-of-the-box.
Use common sense, and don't point at living things (or anything you want to keep in one piece.
In other words; Use it responsibly, and have fun!