How to Build a DIY Backyard Slingshot

Imagine just how fun this will be!
Imagine just how fun this will be!

My husband and I grew up in the late ’80s. We know very well how fun it is to play outside with friends. Back then, we played a lot of backyard games.

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In our home, we have a strict rule on gadgets: no more than an hour each day. We believe that they shouldn’t be missing out on real human interaction. So we highly encourage playing outdoors.

Kids and adults will love this DIY backyard slingshot, that's for sure.
Kids and adults will love this DIY backyard slingshot, that’s for sure.

To encourage the kids to play outside with friends, we decided to surprise them with a backyard slingshot. They’re having lots of fun with it! Admittedly, my husband and I play with it, too. It’s a really good bonding activity for the whole family.


  • 2 pcs – Exterior Hooks
  • Water Balloon Launcher
  • 2 pcs – 3/8″ Wing Nuts
  • 2 pcs – 3/8″ Washers
  • 2 pcs – 3/8″ x 3″ Carriage Bolts
  • 2-1/2″ Exterior Wood Screws
  • 2 pcs – 2 X 4 X 10′ Treated Lumber
  • 2 pcs – 5/4 X 6 X 10′ Treated Deck Board


  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection

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Make your very own backyard slingshot and have loads of fun! Watch the video below to learn how…



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