Instructions on How to Make a Paper Boomerang

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Instructions on How to Make a Paper Boomerang
Make your own boomerang with heavy-duty paper. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Poster board or card stock
  • Ruler
  • Markers (optional)
  • Craft knife or heavy scissors
  • Laminating machine and laminating sheets (optional)

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Decorate the boomerang with markers, if desired.

  3. 3

    Cut out the boomerang.

  4. 4

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

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