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Atlatl & Dart Kit Building- great winter time activity

Atlatl and dart building workshops are a great way to spend your winter hours! Thunderbird Atlatl offers several types of atlatl and dart kits in our online catalog.

With kits, you are able to save money and finish your own atlatl the way you want. You can put your own personal imprint or design on an atlatl you made. Fletching darts can be a little tricky but we offer videos on both finishing our atlatl kits and fletching

Kits can be purchased individually or if you have a group of five or more, we offer bulk rates for kits. Give us a call at 1-800-836-4520 or email us at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com for more information.

In the pictures below, Interpretive Naturalist Kelley Morgan offers an atlatl & dart building workshop at Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana. Thank you Kelley for the pictures and for leading the workshops. More information about programs offered by the Indiana department of Natural Resources-Division of State Parks can be found on their webpage.

Still time to order for Christmas delivery! Gift Certificates also available!

Our elves are busy at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop. We are working closely with delivery services to make sure orders go out in time for delivery by Christmas. We usually use priority mail because our post office is just down the street and delivery is pretty quick. We also can ship via UPS/Fed Ex/DHL if that works better for you.

The post office says the last day to ship priority mail for delivery by Christmas is Saturday, December 21. If you want to guarantee delivery, we can ship via Priority Mail Express. There is an extra charge but delivery is guaranteed.

Worried about delivery and not sure what to get for a gift, you can order a gift certificate. We can send the gift certificate in regular mail or deliver it via email. An atlatl kit also makes a nice gift and is a great holiday project.

Making an atlatl kit or fletching a dart from a dart kit is a great way to spend your winter hours. This photo is from the Aleut Community in Alaska. We are glad they enjoyed using our atlatl and darts. More photos at the end of this article.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-836-4520 or 607-659-3854 Leave a message if we don’t answer (we might be at the post office!) or try our cell phone number which is available on our answering machine. You can also send us an email at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

The Aleut Community in Alaska sent these photos using Thunderbird Atlatls and darts.

Thunderbird Atlatl Designs

Thunderbird Atlatl has a variety of atlatl designs. Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl has been designing atlatls for over 30 years.

Some of our designs are interpretations of ancient designs and many are designs inspired by years of using the atlatl for sport, hunting, fishing and recreation.

All of our designs are copyrighted and the names are unique to our atlatls. Many of our designs have kits if you wish to make your own atlatl.

Visit Thunderbird Atlatl in Florida

Thunderbird Atlatl has left the northeast for the warmer weather for two upcoming shows. We will be at the Silver River Knap In and Stone Age Arts Festival Saturday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Silver Springs State Park is located at 1425 NE 58 Avenue, Ocala, Florida. Festival admission is $5 per person. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. There will be atlatl demonstrations and ISAC competitions for those interested in trying an atlatl competition.

Visitors try the atlatl at Silver River State Park. Come to Silver River and try the atlatl this weekend. We look forward to seeing you!

We move north the following weekend to the 12th annual Stone Age & Primitive Arts Festival at Ochlockonee River State Park,429 State Park Road, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. Admission is $4 per vheicle. Contact the park at (850) 962-2771. The program is Friday, February 22nd to Sunday, 24th 201 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be atlatl demonstrations and contests including ISACs all weekend.

Thunderbird Atlatl at Hammonasset Festival in Connecticut

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Hammonasset Festival in Connecticut this weekend on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.

This year the festival takes places at the Guilford, Ct. Fairgrounds

There will be atlatl contests all day and a lot to see as the Festival features two days of celebration, education and entertainment honoring Native America and nature. This is the 8th Festival.

Atlatl Darts
Atlalists Prepare for Competition at a previous festival contest in Connecticut