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Published on 18 Aug 2015 | about 1 year ago

Transform rice, balloons, and a plastic tablecloth parachute, into a cool set of high flying Sky Balls, that will add a whole new dimension to the fun you can have outdoors.

Some quick links to a few of the materials I used:

[✓] Good quality rubber balloons: amzn.to/2cUDCa6
[✓] Flour: amzn.to/2czXLTt
[✓] Scissors: amzn.to/2cRThIq
[✓] Dollar store tablecloth: amzn.to/2c31Tw0
[✓] Swivel hooks : amzn.to/2c9svHB
[✓] String: amzn.to/2c1XSoJ

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A parachute design by Ritchie Kinmont (bit.ly/IBSonicParachute)

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This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume responsibility for the results of your actions. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.

Project History & More Info:

My good friend Ritchie Kinmont has a business, as well as a YouTube channel, called Sonic Dad (www.youtube.com/sonicdaddotcom) and has some really great projects.

We've collaborated in the past, on the Micro X-bow video (bit.ly/MicroXBow) , and when it came time for me to design a rocket for my sugar motors, I went back to Ritchie so we could put our heads together and see what we could come up with.

Not only did we create a really awesome rocket, he called the "Randomizer", but Ritchie used one of the parachutes he made in a previous project (bit.ly/IBSonicParachute) , as the parachute for the rocket, and it was perfect!

I made a few small modifications to the parachute design, and developed it into a project video for the rocket building series, with approval from Ritchie, but rather than having these parachutes serve only one purpose, I wanted to develop other options, for anyone who may not get around to building a rocket but still wanted to do an ariel project.

I combined the "Ninja Balls" from a previous project (bit.ly/SquishyNinjaBalls) , and the parachutes from a future project, to make "Sky Balls".

I call them "Sky Balls" because you throw them high into the air like a baseball, but then a little parachute opens up, bringing them safely down to the ground.

You can throw them by hand, but my favorite method is getting them air-born with a water balloon slingshot. The water balloon slingshot you see in the video was actually the inspiration for my recent project, the "SkyBlaster Slingshot" (goo.gl/K9DVZ0) . Unfortunately I filmed this project months before I even prototyped the sling-bow. The person that owned the slingshot moved out of town, and I couldn't find another one like it anywhere. Hence my motivation for making the slingshot project :)

So now if you make a parachute, you'll be able to use it with Rockets, Sky Balls, or even action figure toys as well.

And if you make Sky Balls, why not build yourself a SkyBlaster Slingshot to launch it with?. Everything ties together nicely, and you can get the Project PDF here: goo.gl/K9DVZ0ProjectPDF

These have become one of my favorite past-times at the park. Every time we go to the park for family time, I bring my sling-bow and a couple of Sky Balls, and shoot them into the sky for my boys to chase down, and retrieve. Needless to say, that usually attracts a lot of attention from on-lookers.

The best part about Sky Balls, is you probably already have all the materials around your house to make them. Look for the step-by-step instructions in the project video.

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