These craft stick exploding boomerangs and stars are SUPER easy to make and even more fun to play with! All you need are few craft sticks (also known as popsicle sticks or tongue depressors)! You can use either the regular size or the jumbo size. You can also use jumbo colored craft sticks which makes them bright and fun to play with, but also makes initially assembling much easier.
Although they are named “boomerangs”, they will not return to you like a real boomerang. They just resemble the shape of a boomerang. :) They will, however, explode on impact making a great impact!
Start off by holding one of the craft sticks in your left hand and then placing a second craft stick at a 45-55 degree angle. Your third craft stick will line up with the opposite edge of the first craft stick and should land to the halfway point of the second stick. Use your last craft stick and place it underneath the first craft stick halfway between the two ends, then tuck it underneath the second stick to make a star shape.