Intro: The Cardboard Flyer
With the ability to shoot over distances of 40 feet, this cardboard flyer is easy to make and will keep you entertained for hours.
- 5 inch by 5 inch piece of thin cardboard (Shoe boxes and postal boxes are good candidates)
- Pattern (see attached PDF file)
- Bobby Pin
- Rubber Band
- Pair of scissors
Step 1: Cardboard Square
Cut out a square of thin cardboard (about 5 inches by 5 inches).
Step 2: Pattern
Print out pattern (see attached PDF file "Cardboard Flyer Pattern") and cut it out.
Step 3: Fixing the Pattern to the Cardboard
Tape pattern to the square of cardboard.
Step 4: Cut Out Flyer
Cut out the cardboard and remove the pattern.
Step 5: Launching Mechanism
Slide the rubber band into the bobby pin.
Step 6: Fly!
Hold the bobby pin in one hand and slide the rubber band over the tail of the cardboard flyer, pull back, and let it fly!