Here’s a different spin on a Rainbow Loom project – an action figure that flies off your finger!
These superhero flingers are a lot of fun. They work like a slingshot – pull it back and let it go! And since they’re made out of rubber bands, nothing gets broken, which is always a plus. 🙂
Owen (5) and Jonathan (almost 3) love shooting these. It was difficult for Jonathan at first, but he was determined to figure it out.
These flingers might make a good gift for an older kid to make for a younger one!
Aidan came up with this design for building an action figure with a cape. He was inspired by a baseball player tutorial that used this same technique to put a bill on a hat.
The hands are c-clipped together. He also made the arms longer than a regular action figure to give them additional stretch.
The design above is Superman. He has also made this Batman style figure. The video shows how to make a superhero with colors the opposite of Superman – red body and blue cape.
Here’s how to make one:
Note: This is not a beginner project. To simplify, leave off the cape. If you have any questions, just ask and we will do our best to answer them!
Raewyn Dec 15, 2014
Well done! Another awesome activity for fun in the public library. Thank you!
Ashley Dec 25, 2014
Well done! Took me two tries but I got it :)
KSG Jan 6, 2015
Excellent job on the video! It took me 2 tries to get it *almost* right. My legs look like they are attached to the arms and the body is sort of dangling there. It still works though! I'll have to give it a 3rd try.
Renee Strain Jan 20, 2015
Where do I find the pegboard and rubber bands. My grandsons, age 8 and 12 came in last night with their mom. They will be here a week and a half. I'm looking for things they will like to do and keep them busy and I found your website on my iphone, and today looked it up online. Do I have to order these from you? Because there probably isn't time right now. I love the superhero flingers, but also the sandbox idea is awesome. I know the eight year old loves digging in sand so the mini "sandbox" idea is pretty great. What kind of toys does your son like to play with in the sand box? Thanks,
Tanya Feb 14, 2015
Thanks for the awesome superhero flingers tutorial. Your instructions are clear & easy to follow & my boys are LOVING playing with their flingers. Thanks so much, well done!
Mel Feb 27, 2015
These are pretty cool. I think you should sell them on etsy :P Ok, just sent me 5 :D lol
Cayden Jul 6, 2015
That is awsome dude your Suns are smart
pea Mar 1, 2015
took me 2 tries and broke my hook but I did it
my brother loved to play with this I made it for his birthday
Sarah Mar 1, 2015
Glad he loved it! Sorry your hook broke! We have broken both of our Rainbow Loom hooks and had to switch to crochet hooks. They are metal and hold up better.
Mel Mar 2, 2015
Menards has loom bands free after rebate
No limit per rebate certificate
Dates are 2/27/15 - 6/30/15
Includes 600 bands, 25 connectors and 1 loom stick
If you can find them the glow sticks free after rebate are awesome too. $2 for 6, you pay tax in the end. They are harder to find but you can do a search on menards dot com.
Kara Mar 19, 2015
I made a Hulk one for me and my 4 siblings and it turned out on my first try.
Sarah Mar 20, 2015
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