When I was a kid, I was a total tomboy. Like really. One year I got a slingshot for Christmas and I absolutely loved it! Mine came with these little BBs that I shot at trees and targets and maybe my little brother. Maybe. To avoid shot out eyes and lawsuits , I thought of my good friend Aubry who sells these colorful and soft (keyword) felt balls. The perfect ammunition! If you don't feel like creating your own template, you can borrow ours! You can download it here. This project is a little more hands on than most, but I promise the outcome is so much fun it's totally worth it. I can't wait for Elliott to see this Christmas morning!
If you have some scrap hardwood lying around, great! If not, your local lumber yard should have some that will work nicely. Cut and trace the template onto the wood.
Grab your saw and go to work! We used some clamps to keep it in place, but that's not totally necessary.
Once you are done sawing, it's time to sand it down. We don't want little hands getting any splinters!
Next, we need to cut some slits for the rubber bands to go in. Just a handsaw will work great.
For the pouch, I used some scrap suede I had and it worked great. Cut and trace the template onto the leather then cut. Don't forget the holes!
This next step is totally optional. I wanted to add a pop of color so I painted the sides with some paint.
Now tie the rubber bands to the pouch and slide the bands into the slits. You're done! Not too bad, right?