How to Make a Flying Rock

Introduction: How to Make a Flying Rock

Hi everyone, today im going to teach you how to make a flying rock/projectile/thing out of stuff you can find around your house or near your house.this is my first instructable so go easy on me please ^_^ .oh and DONT THROW THIS AT ANIMALS OR PEOPLE or other peoples stuff because it can hurt and break stuff. mmk lets get started!!

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Step 1: Stuff You Will Need


An generally big ovalish shaped rock. (this can vary but this shape seems to work best)

duct tape (some of my favorite stuff!!!)

and some string. (Nylon if you have a choice, it doesnt flay as easily)

Step 2: Starting Out...

now go find an ovalish rock (similar to the one in the picture) and wash it in a sink somewhere

then cut some string (about the length of your arm is good but it can be longer) and duct tape it to the rock.

Step 3:

now just pretty much go nuts with the duct tape. the more the better!!!!! make sure none of the rock is showing. also make sure the string thats on the rock is covered with duct tape so it doesnt come apart.when you think your done taping pull really hard on the string. if it comes apart then you need more duct tape!!

Step 4:

when your all done it should look something ike this

Step 5: Have Fun!!

for this step i advise you go to a wide open area where there arent many people/cars/animals/things you can hit. to throw it just wind the end of the string around your finger a few times, twirl it to get momentum and when its at the angle you want it to be at let er' fly!!! :D... gosh i wish i could show you guys how FAR this thing flies, but im not sure how to put a video on here. oh well, hope you have fun with it!!

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    7 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    throw a rock with your hands as far as you can fling one with this thing then come back and tell me how it went....


    10 years ago on Introduction

    So... it's a rock on a string?

    Or a one-shot sling?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It kind of reminds me of a conker on a string, only more gutsy to play with. :-P


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, you've reinvented the single-head meteor hammer.

    That's not meant as a cut -- just enlightenment that you've sort of reinvented a very ancient kind of weapon, which is kinda cool.