IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Weekend Project - Make a noisemaker to support your team

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With this individually designed hand-clapper you can support your country or team in their colours whether you are standing on the side-lines of a school or local match or attending an international.

Your materials at a glance

• Dremel 4200

• Multipurpose cutting kit 565

• Multipurpose spiral cutting bit 561

• EZ SpeedClic sanding band & mandrel SC407

From home:

• Pencil, A3 paper

From the DIY store:

• Multiplex sheet (40cm x 30cm x 7mm)

• Wrapping tape in the colours of your team

• Textile tape or duct tape in another colour

• Coloured spray paint

• Tracing paper

• Strong card

Difficulty rating- 2 Stars

Step 1:

Press the hand template onto an A3 sheet of paper and transfer the outlines twice with a pencil and tracing paper onto to a multiplex sheet. Fix the Multipurpose Cutting Kit (565) to a multitool like the Dremel 4200 and carefully cut out the two hands.

Step 2:

Sand the edges of the hand and the handle smooth with the multitool and EZ SpeedClic sanding bands (SC407). Your hand-clapper will then fit neatly and comfortably into hands large and small and make lots of noise to cheer your team on.

Step 3:

Now is the time to show your colours. Spray first one side of the hand in your country or team’s colours and leave it to dry well. Then spray the other side so that your clapper will be both a noisemaker and an eye catcher.

Step 4:

Draw two holes on the base of a hand as shown and fix the multipurpose spiral cutting bits (561) to your Dremel 4200. Then lay the other hand underneath and drill two holes through them both.

Then:

Wind tape round the handles, starting at the lower end and making sure that the edges always slightly overlap and there are no gaps. Secure the ends with duct tape.

Push a pencil between the two hands as a placeholder and thread the cord through the holes you have drilled. Tie a firm knot and your noisy hand-clapper is ready to go!

GO TEAM!

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