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Paper Finger Boomerang

Paper Finger Boomerang
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
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Make a paper boomerang that you can flick with your fingers-and watch it come back to you!

How We Did It

Paper Finger Boomerang
We made our boomerangs with both cardstock and light cardboard--they both work!
Paper Finger Boomerang
For the cardstock, for extra durability we first we folded it in half, then cut a perfect square. You can do this by measuring, but we made a square out of scrap paper, and folded in half into a triangle to make sure it was perfect. We used this for a template. We added glue!
Paper Finger Boomerang
We let that dry for a bit, then Maddie drew on guidelines for the boomerang, making sure they were the same width. If you're using light cardboard, just begin with this step,
Paper Finger Boomerang
She cut out her boomerang,
Paper Finger Boomerang
and drew and cut rounded edges.
Paper Finger Boomerang
It was time for decorating!
Paper Finger Boomerang
To make it fly you can put it along the edge of a book that's tilted, and flick it off the edge, or hold the center of it lightly, aiming it up a bit, and flick, or make a holder for it. To make a launcher, we just cut a long strip, pasted it to double it, then folded it in half again, not pasting.
Paper Finger Boomerang
Then Maddie just slipped the boomerang in at the opening of the strip,
Paper Finger Boomerang
and let it fly! Try making up games.... these can even be tried indoors. Can you catch it? Make a goal for it? Will a little bigger make it fly further? What are your ideas???

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