Frugal Toys: Instant Cross-Boomerang

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 1 comments
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Image: yes, that's a baby... by Dea Bee, on FlickrThis one is for the bigger kids - at least over 5 years old!

Take two wooden sticks (rulers, paint sticks, Popsicle sticks, etc), center one on top of the other, at right angles.  

(If using a ruler with a metal edge, make sure to remove the metal edge first.)

Strap together with a thick elastic.

Photo credit: Yes, that's a baby...,
by Deanna B (Dea Bee), on Flickr
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PRESTO! You have an instant cross-boomerang.

Hold upright, and throw with a quick snap of your wrist.

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To catch, hold your hands flat and slap them together to trap the boomerang between them as it flies by.

Thanks to Paul for this Frugal Baby Tip!

TIP: For a cross-boomerang the little ones can play with, simply cut an X-shape out of cardboard. Cut two and glue together to make it sturdier!

Do not throw your boomerang in high winds.
Do not throw your boomerang at a person or animal.
Do not throw your boomerang in a small room or confined space.

Image: Kustom Shop Mix-12-25 12 inch Birch Paint Mixing Paddles - Pack Of 25Image: Office Impressions Rubber Bands, Size 33, 0.125 x 3.5 Inches, 630 Per 1 lb Pack (82176)Shopping Suggestions:
Contima Co. Wooden Rulers
Office Impressions Rubber Bands
American Classics Corp Craft Popsicle Sticks
Kustom Shop Paint Mixing Paddles
OzWest Room A Rang, Soft Indoor Boomerang
Boomerangs: How to Make and Throw Them, by Bernard S. Mason

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  1. What a cool idea! I think I'll try the younger-kid modifications and take this outdoors.

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