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Instructions on How to Make a Paper Boomerang

Updated February 21, 2017

Though traditionally used as hunting weapons by Aboriginal Australians, boomerangs are also used for children's throwing games. A boomerang's shape -- either Y-shaped or curved like a sickle -- is designed so the flying weapon returns to the thrower. For safe indoor play, make your own paper boomerang with a few craft supplies.

Draw a boomerang shape on a piece of heavy paper. Make the boomerang in a Y-shape with 3 branches spaced 8 inches apart. Each branch should be 4-inches long, 1-inch wide toward the centre and slightly wider toward the outer end. Round off the ends of each branch.

Decorate the boomerang with markers, if desired.

Cut out the boomerang.

Laminate the boomerang twice, if desired. Laminating will make the boomerang thicker and more durable.

Things You'll Need

  • Poster board or card stock
  • Ruler
  • Markers (optional)
  • Craft knife or heavy scissors
  • Laminating machine and laminating sheets (optional)
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Christina Sloane has been writing since 1992. Her work has appeared in several national literary magazines.