have to be a handkerchief, almost any light material will work as
will a plastic bag or bin liner. The Soldier can be anything with
a bit of weight, we like to use a clothes peg as more often than
not the parachute is a little bit too efficient and gets carried
away in the wind! If your not allowed to throw it out of your bedroom
window you can carefully wrap the parachute around the outside of
the soldier and through it in the air. If you have wrapped it correctly
it will open once it starts to fall. This technique takes a bit
of practice! Try making
a six string chute from a hexagon shape.
In the First world war real parachutes
were made from silk!