The YouTube video below gives simple instructions of how to make a cardboard boomerang. The secret to their success is to master how to launch them; the video shows this well, and Mr McNally has also made a video demonstration too (it's below the YouTube video).
You can just have a go at making one, but if you want to you could investigate how to make the 'best' boomerang (the one that returns best) by:
- Using different types of card, try cereal box, cardboard packaging, an old greetings card, or anything you can think of. Keep the size and shape the same to make it a fair test.
- Varying the angle of the boomerang, keeping the card the same to make it a fair test.
- Varying the size of the boomerang, keeping the angle and the card the same.
- Can you think of any other ways to test your boomerang?
There are loads of ideas, template etc. on the web that you could try out.
Why not have a go at decorating your boomerang with Aboriginal art? There are lots of images for inspiration online, and here are a couple of YouTube tutorials that might be helpful:
How to make a mini boomerang toy out of cardboard. Great for kids, if your bored and work or school! Easy to make, but takes a bit of practice to use it corr...