Boredom Busting Zappy Zoomers.

Idea taken from the Usborne big book of science things to make and do.


What you will need;

  • Straws
  • Thick paper
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Sticky tape

The method;

1. Measure out two separate strips of each card 

  • Each will be one inch wide
  • Make one 9.5 inches long
  • Make the other 5 inches long.

2. Cut the straws just below the bendy part and put them to one side, you will need 4 straws per zoomer.

3. Tape each strip of paper into a circle with a half inch overlap. Tape over both sides to make sure it’s sound.

4. Using the straws and some tape, stick the four onto the inside of the large circle and equally spaced as possible. Repeat for the smaller ring but tape them to the outside of that one.

Project complete. They work best if you hold them by one of the straws and throw them small circle first. They glide through the air and go quite far too.

We had loads of fun with our zappy Zoomers, we threw them out the garden and around the house. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of us playing with them because we had so much fun, there was no time to grab the camera and they got pretty beat up form being thrown so much! 

They’re a really great way to play with younger children like I did with Willow. I made these and she got to enjoy them. If you have older children, it’s a great introduction to aerodynamics and streamlines and they’ll be able to help make them, something which I didn’t have the pleasure of enjoying with willow because she is too small. It didn’t make them any less fun though and they were really easy and quick to make, a great big thumbs up from us here in the kaboodle house 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s