The idea is to give kids ages 8 to 14 a class in slingshot making.
We’ll supply the materials and guarantee that they’ll make with a slingshot. At the end of the class we’ll have them shoot mini-marshmallows at garbage can lids, seeing how loud a racket that’ll make.
It’ll be fun and safe, a good experience.
But there’s limited seating. Five is the number.
The class is free BUT BUT BUT to register, you must pay $20 in person by Saturday at 6pm. If you don’t show, we keep the money (we’ll donate it to a local charity, honest. If you do show and your son or daughter completes the class, you get your money back.
If you’d like to know how to make a slingshot but can’t make the class, here are some pics:
1. Find a fork. Buckeys and Walnuts grow lots of them. Pines and eucalyptus and sycamore and most other trees, none. Come to the class and we’ll tell you where you can find local buckeyes, and how to quickly, stealthily, and sustainably harvest a fork.
Then size the fork like this. Chamfer the ends at about 45-degree angle (pocketknife or file). This prevents splits. Cut 1/4-inch grooves around it to hold the rubber.
2. Will here is just digging in.
3. Cut a leather pouch. Cut holes in the ends for the elastic. Good elastic: Surgical tubing 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch, or Alliant No. 7 rubber bands, from Arkansas. If you’ve got another favorite, that’s great—but in the class, this is what we provide. We have some reindeer leather, cow too, and a bit of deer.
4. Here’s Will’s slingshot. It shoots fine! We shot balls of beeswax, but in the class it’ll be tiny marshmallows.
Again: If you want to bring your child or young person, confirm by paying $20 (per student), and you get that money back at the end of class.
It’s at BBH 1601 North Main #101, Walnut Creek. 10 to 1130 am.
A safe, satisying, wholesome, only mildly challenging event. We’ll make sure your student leaves with a slingsghot.
FIVE STUDENTS. Come on down! But register with the $20—