How to make a slingshot (several ways)


Each of us at least once, but we have to be alone with the boy. And ok, if there is a computer, TV or a box with toys, at worst. But what to do if nothing is at hand? Meanwhile, the little boy twists his lips and starts whining that he is bored, that his mother ordered him to entertain and teach something good

Each of us at least once, but we have to be alone with the boy. And ok, if there is a computer, TV or a box with toys, at worst. But what to do if nothing is at hand? Meanwhile, the little boy twists his lips and starts whining that he is bored, that his mother ordered him to entertain and teach something good ...

But nothing good, unfortunately, does not go to my head, except for childhood memories, telling how to make a slingshot. Wow, pretty little thing! That is for sure, mom is not very happy when she returns, after seeing our black eyes and cracked dishes around.

And by the way ... Why not? Doing your own hands with a slingshot is a rewarding activity that develops skills in manual labor, modeling, and perseverance. And shoot each other or in the dishes is not necessary. We will make a target out of a sheet of paper and hang it in the corridor. We will shoot pieces of clay so that they stick to the target, and then count the points. Your color, for example, will be green, and let the guy roll his "bullets" out of red.

It remains only to remember how to make a slingshot. In fact, there are many ways to make this ancient weapon. After all, the first people invented a slingshot for hunting wild animals. Only instead of rubber, they used the non-dried intestines of the butchered animals.

Immediately I remembered the first way, the fastest and easiest. How to make a slingshot using only one gum? This method is extremely convenient for hooligan tricks during lessons. Why - will be discussed below.

Aviation gum is best suited or, if not, medical can also be used (these are the rings that some ladies twist their hair, and bank employees pull bundles of money. They call them medical because they first wound them on the neck of medicine pots. ). The ring before work should be cut so that the gum looks like a regular piece.

At the ends, they make loops, which they put on the index and middle fingers of the left hand, and in the right part they put a key in the middle of the elastic, tighten, aim and shoot.

This is provided that the shot is performed by the righty. For left-handers, this process takes place as if “in a mirror image”: a rubber band is put on the right hand, and, accordingly, the left hand must be fired.

Now a small digression about why this method in school enjoyed success with hooligans. For example, during a lesson, a restless little boy, and sometimes a little girl, who was terribly tired of the tricks of a particularly “attentive” classmate, slowly puts this gum on his hand and, while the teacher turns away to the blackboard, shoots a key “at the target”. The “struck target” cries out in a natural way, the teacher turns around and shouts terribly: “Who shot?”

In response, replicas are pouring in - quotes from "Vasily Türkine": "Who shot?" - call from headquarters. - Who shot? Where did you go? ”Then an angry teacher demands that everyone put their hands on their desks, show their pockets, briefcases and so on.

And at this time, with an invisible movement, it is necessary to easily roll up the gum from your fingers. Having twisted into a tiny lump, it will safely get lost somewhere on the floor, and the hooligan trick will go unpunished.

Of course, this is more likely not a slingshot, and so is one of self-indulgence. A real slingshot needs to be made from wooden catwalk - such a split twig. At the upper ends of a little bit you need to cut through the hollows so that the gum does not jump off during the shots.

The best homemade slingshot - is one that has a gum in the middle is much wider than at the ends. Then you can shoot not only with paper or wire dowels, but even with something larger.

Therefore, such a slingshot is best not to do with the baby. Yes, and in the apartment there can be neither a branch-rag or hard wire, which can be replaced, or a good, durable and elastic rubber.

So, you need to think again how to make a slingshot from what is. And we have an empty plastic bottle and a medical fingertip, found in a first-aid kit. This will be enough for us!

Cut off the neck of the bottle so that you get a little funnel. Fingertip put on the neck. For fixing, you can use the medical gum already described by us. She tightly wrapped neck - slingshot ready!

Aha, a new problem: in the first-aid kit there was no gum we needed. Then you can fasten the fingertip with ordinary threads, sewing or wool. Only need to lay the threads in several layers, achieving the necessary strength, and wet. Wrap the slingshot neck with a wet twist in several turns and tie it in a strong knot. When dry, the threads shrink and the fastener becomes stronger.

And now we proceed to the competition-game, who is more accurate. You can shoot dry peas, rowan berries or, as already mentioned, plasticine balls. The “bullet” is placed inside the fingertip, it pulls the other hand towards itself, and then the “bullet” is released and it hits the target! Or a little lower. But this is not so important.

The main thing - we took the baby free time. And now we will also develop a keen eye and a strong hand. Entertaining, helpful and relatively safe!

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