Craft Corner – Boomerang

Boomerangs have been used for centuries by indigenous people predominantly for hunting but also more recently for sport and entertainment. Creating a cardboard boomerang is a fun way to keep children active, allow them to use their creativity, fine motor skills and teach them about Aboriginal culture. For a fun afternoon activity, follow the below method!

What you will need:


  • Cardboard
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint in various colours
  • Cotton buds



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  1. Draw the shape of a boomerang on some
    recycled cardboard.
  2. Cut out the shape carefully.
  3. Using the cotton buds, create dots on the boomerang with paint.
  4. Traditionally, the colours used are earthy as the paint is made from natural resources. Allow your child to be creative and free with their design, creating patterns to fill each side of the boomerang.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Take the boomerang outside and take turns throwing it!

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One thought on “Craft Corner – Boomerang

  1. Maureen Coffey

    Thanks for sharing! A cardboard boomerang is ideal for children and beginners. I’ve seen people bruised by using wooden ones and a lot of china broken in hallways by people who thought they were in control of their “professional” boomerangs. I think this is the ideal way to start and find out if this “is for me” rather than learn the hard way.


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