5yr old slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by sambo, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    I am making a 5yr a sling shot and wanted to see if anyone knew of a great band/strap/tube that would work best. He is not a huge big kid so I was thinking something he can pull back and have fun with. I dont want to buy a pre-made band from a department store as those seem to be a little tough for a small kid to pull back.
    If you know of a band/tube/strap that would work please let me know.
    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. TheDaddy187

    TheDaddy187 Administrator

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    i thought it was a slingshot thats 5 years old...

    for kids, mini marshmallows and use baloons for bands...

    the kind baloon animals are made from
     

  3. vestlenning

    vestlenning Sling it!

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    I have made several slingshots for kids using Dankung 2040 tubes rigged like this:
     

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  4. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Look for BB shooter threads and bands. These are about the correct draw strength for marshmallows.
     
  5. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Go for the weakest strength exercise bands you can find and make a set of flatbands. That what I did fir my little one. Perfect for plastic BBs
     
  6. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Theraband Red is a good choice.

    -Wild Bill
     
  7. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    PERFECT!!!
    Thank you all very much I will give them a try. I never thought of a marshmallow slingshot, this would be best fitting for my son and for my windows!.
    Thanks again everyone for the comments I never expected to hear comments so fast.
     
  8. kindlebear

    kindlebear Slinger of Shots

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    My 5yo daughter has 10mm wide theraband blue bandsets. Easy draw, still good for chickpeas and plastik bbs
     
  9. fred45

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    I use file bands braided, 2 or 3 bands long, easy to set up, and adjust strength
     
  10. fred45

    fred45 New Member

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    I will post the Pink Plinker when I get home here is my 5year old shooting the "Blue Bomber" a nice little natty from The New Sling shot guy from last year. Blue thera bands he Still LOVES that sling shot
     

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  11. fred45

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    pink plinker and blue bomber

    here is the pink plinker and blue bomber, with Mattman shooting BB. I got the BB from The Raccoon in one of my early trades, and the pink plinker is a tatter peeler from Jeb, i was doing a Global Trade with him and he did a drawing and I won the plinker. BB is set up with 3/4" tappered blue TB and the PP is the file bands braided all singles. the BB is faster but both are not hard for 4 or 6 year old to shoot. we shoot small pea gravel from the driveway or 25 cal steel.
     

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  12. fred45

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    oh yea the other was in the same bag, it is a dog chew (not Nyla bone) nice curve and comfortable in the hand, bands are 107 Sterlings. I cut the inside of the knobs off on this one I don't think I will do that on the next ones. I like these, cheap, and ready to go.
     
  13. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    Thats awesome

    I just got through carving my sons out of oak and have to make some final touches. Its taken me a while as I am trying to not use power tools on this one so I will appreciate it more. The tree had been dead for a while and the wood is hard as steel. It will look good I hope.
    Greta pics, thanks for that