Make a paper slingshot

Want a quick, inexpensive project that lets you create a toy kids can play with? (We use this when we study projectiles.)

This craft was inspired by this video: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/537828380505370723/. You can also find several videos of this on YouTube, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCxFkPLuNyA. Most of them use 5 sheets of paper. I wondered whether I could do it with cardstock, as I thought that might be easier for kids than trying to keep 5 pieces of paper together while folding. I also wondered – could I create a template and instructions that people could follow for those who can’t eyeball and fold a straight line as easily as they make this look in the video. Here’s my results. The template should be printed landscape orientation on cardstock, double-sided, flip on short side:

There are directions written on the template, or watch this video tutorial:

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