Intro: Make a Fun Parachute Toy
In this tutorial you will learn how to make your very own parachute toy with only a few simple materials.
Step 1: Preparation
To make the actual parachute part of our project we will be using a plastic bag. Any bag will do but your chute will work better with a big one. To start this project you will need to go to the store (or your closet) and get a plastic bag. Then open the bag by shaking it up and down a few times. You will also need scissors, string, a paperclip, a toothpick, and you might need tape.
Step 2: Make the Chute
To make the actual chute you will need to cut a square or other shape from the plastic bag using the scissors. Then, use your toothpick to poke holes along the side of the bag. Cut the string into pieces about nine inches long. You only need as many strings as you have holes. Now, loop the string through the holes you just poked. Make sure the holes are evenly spaced around the shape. Cut a small hole in the top of the chute to direct airflow.
Step 3: Make the Toy
Now you can make the actual toy. To do this, you will first need to tie or tape the strings on the chute to the paperclip. After these are tied you can find any toy around the house that is fairly light and attach it to the clip. This is where the tape will come in handy. After your toy is attached you're good to go!
Step 4: Finished Product
Now that you have your chute go have some fun with it! Experiment by putting different toys on the end and see what happens. Also try to look at how the weight on the end and the size of the chute affect the performance of the toy.