Pied Piper's Build-Your-Own Slingshot Kit Revives a Retro Pastime

By: Jana Pijak - Jul 1, 2016
References: rodales
Pied Piper's DIY slingshot kit revives the retro toy for a new generation of kids. The product is priced at a $22 rate and consists of 6 pieces -- a Buckthorn branch with two ends, an artificial sinew, a leather pouch, natural rubber tubing and a handy instruction manual.

Synonymous with nostalgic outdoor play, slingshots are a retro toy that was a hit among boys who grew up before video games. In addition to allowing children to create their very own DIY slingshot toy, this kit also encourages creativity and teaches them simple woodworking techniques that they will be able to apply as they grow older.

Handmade in Minnesota, these toy kits discourage screen time and instead revive a retro pastime that is meant to be enjoyed outdoors.