Braid a thin cotton string into a strong elastic cord, attach a sewn leather cuff to hold soft foam balls and you have made your own slingshot! After a little practice, you will be able to aim, fire and hit your targets skillfully. Your braided slingshot is as pretty as it is effective. Make different types of braids and lots of braided crafts such as a rope ladder, jump rope, horse halter and armband. Learn about spinning fibers and how braids make weak fibers stronger.