The best kind of project is one that is as much fun to play with as it is to make. We learned how to build these parachutes at the new Brooklyn Robot Foundry in Tribeca last weekend and couldn't wait to make them again at home. With a couple household items and a few minutes of crafting you'll have a great toy that will keep kids occupied for ages.
1. Cut the handle end off a plastic grocery bag. Punch four holes in a paper cup and cut four 12 inch lengths of yarn, ribbon or string.
2. Tie one end of each piece of yarn to the cup and the other to a hole in one corner of the plastic bag.
3. Decorate your cup and launch!
Indoors or outdoors, throw your parachute from a high spot or just grab it by the cup and fling it skyward. If only we all had a special parachute launcher like they have at Robot Foundry:
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