Paper Frisbee

Now that summer is over, it's getting colder and no one wants to be outside. But who says that thats the end of summer fun. With this tutorial you can continue to have summer fun inside with this paper frisbee.

Supplies:

  • 1 piece of 8.5" x 11" paper
  • A Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Any weight you can add (I recommend paper clips)

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Step 1: Draw the Outline

Start by drawing 8 4" lines every 45 degrees shown in the picture on the left. make sure to have 2" marks on each of the lines to connect. Then once you have the lines set up, use the ruler to connect the ends of the lines and the inside marks shown in the picture to the right. make sure to leave one unconnected.

Step 2: Cut It Out

Cut all along the outside line, including cutting out the triangle left unconnected. then cut the lines into the middle to make flaps. Don't cut all the way down to the middle, just down to the inner ring like the the picture shown.

Step 3: Fold the Lines

Fold all lines leading to the center so that the middle is a point and the inner triangles are angled up. after folding them all up, fold each of the flaps cut earlier down shown at right.

Step 4: Tape Together

First, tape the unconnected sections together to make a heptagon. after doing this, tape together all of the flaps so all the previous cuts are connected again. this should make it look almost finished.

Step 5: Add Some Weight

Finally add some weight to it. Because the paper is so fragile and light it doesn't fly too well because of the air slowing and stopping it. once you add weight it helps move through the air faster but you have to make sure it stays symmetrical. I recommend using paper clips because they are easy to just put on the ends and make sure it stays symmetrical as well like the picture.

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    15 days ago

    This looks like it would be fun to watch it fly around :)