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  DESCRIPTION     Make slingshot's with your kids or grandkids  
First make certain you have a large rubber band that is suitable for a slingshot. The one I used was around 8" in length. Next, find and cut a suitable branch that has a "Y" shape to hold the rubber band. The branch and the rubber band should be sized to match so the band when mounted is slightly stretched.

To make the cradle I used a small piece of canvas, but there are many other materials that will also work. For example, a piece of cloth or duct tape folded over on itself. My canvas piece was approximately 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". I then cut 2 holes so the rubber band could be threaded through the holes. When that is done wrap the ends of the rubber band around the Y portion of the branch and slide up or down to make tight, but not stretched.

The final step is to tape down the wrapped ends of the rubber bands so they won't slide out of position. I again used duct tape for this job, but any tape that sticks to wood will work.

You're now ready to have some fun. We used Styrofoam balls for safety, having a contest to see who could shoot them farthest. Granddad won at twenty feet!
  AGE RANGE     5 to 15 and up  
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     No -  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Tree branch, rubber band, tape  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Handle a knife or clippers  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     30  
  MY RATING (1-10)     10  
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  NAME     Ry Smith  
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