What You Need:
- Drinking straws
- Clear tape
- Cut two strips of paper, one longer than the other.
- Make circles with each paper strip and tape the ends together.
- Tape the smaller circle on one end of the straw and tape the larger circle on the opposite end of the straw.
- Go outside and throw your skimmer into a gentle breeze – YOU DID IT! You’re an inventor of a flying toy!
Now, add several different sizes of loops and tape on the straw – try to fly it, what happens?
Like this idea? Read: Fantastic Flying Fun with Science by Ed Sobey for many more inventions for kids!