Craft, as we all know, is an activity that involves the skill of making things. Anything you use your own hands and skills to make can be called a craft.
We’ve got some new handmade, creative crafts for you to go crazy for (well, we don’t mean that literally). And, it’s something quite unconventional, as much as it will spark some raves due to its name and nature, once you get to know it, you’ll find out just how fun it is. Ever heard of rubber band guns? Well, read on for more.
Introducing The Rubber Band Gun
Okay, if I had put “Rubberband Gun” in the subject line, most left-leaning moms like me would have been aghast, but it is just that: a good old-fashioned rubber band gun. I know this will elicit lots of “I can’t believe you encourage guns” comments, but if you think of it more like a rubber band launcher and less like a gun, you too will see what good clean fun this is.
All you need is a dowel, a bag of rubber bands of various sizes and widths, a little duct or blue tape, and a clothespin. And without further ado, let’s get crafting.
- Cut dowel to the desired size.
- Cut a notch using a mini hand saw into the end of the dowel. Attach the clothespin to the middle using duct tape.
- Secure rubber from the notch at the end of the dowel to the clamp of the clothespin. When you squeeze the clothespin, the rubber band will release.
It’s amazing how far the rubber band flies! My kids used rubber bands to decorate their instruments. Just make sure to supervise the kids so they don’t go around turning people into target practice.
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