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introducing….

he got all crafty the other day and decided to make a sling shot with my son.
fun. i told him i would totally blog about it…
and then when he got it all finished…
and shot it.
i thought, “holy, this thing is deadly”
like not just put an eye out…like take you out for about 4 days laid up in the hospital.
so this is your disclaimer:
MAKE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

husband (aka Karl) took the son for a hike where they cut off a perfect y shaped branch

then you take a knife (adults only)
and shave it down….

 

 

(my son likes to match his outfit to his dad…)

 

then you get this tubing…i got it from my dad….but you know you got on the bandwagon and got that exercise thing that has this tubing…

so just cut that up…cause if you are like me…it’s covered in dust.
it’s also great for jump roping…
and this is where i was most proud of lover….
instead of just buying leather..he cut up a glove (he lost the mate a few weeks ago)

so thrifty. i’m rubbing off on the kid….

and then he got a consult from the original karl.

 

that is 3 karls in this picture.
holy trouble.
okay. back to the slingshot…
you can learn how to do a fancy knot…
or you just electrical tape the crap out of it…

he split the tubing to get it around the end of the branch…

then he took the leather..made a little slit..and ran the tubing through.

double backed it and tied it off with some more leather….

(i personally thought he should have just kept one piece of rubber and just run it behind the leather…but i don’t know if that would not make it shoot correctly.)

safe. real safe….

shall we take a guess as when someone’s car window will be broken….

i’m going to say 3 hours. tops.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.