Find the best boomerang lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to throw a boomerang. A boomerang is a flying tool traditionally made from a curved piece of wood that, when thrown correctly, arcs back to the thrower after a certain distance. Boomerangs may be most well known today as weapons used by Indigenous Australians to hunt, but history has shown that ancient Egyptians and Native Americans used similar tools to hunt small animals as well. In addition to hunting and war weapons, boomerangs have also been used as decoys for hunting, musical instruments, fire-starters, and toys. Today, boomerang throwers competing in boomerang sports will often use boomerangs made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics instead of wood.