There are two different types of boomerang plans available at ManMade. They are both made from cardboard and are simple to construct, requiring nothing more than a marker, a ruler and a pair of scissors. One is made from a cereal box and is lightweight enough to be used indoors. The second is a bit heavier, made from a pizza box, and will fly farther and faster. I decided to give the lightweight fast-catch boomerang a try and managed to make it in about ten minutes.
Following the detailed instructions for 'tuning' and throwing, I had this little gem circling my living room and settling back at my feet by my tenth throw. This project is definitely a great one for kids, especially since you can tie in a lot of information about aerodynamics and the science of flight.
Visit ManMade for the templates and instructions. The project is from David Erik Nelson's book, Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids
(Image 1: Richard Popovic)