Introduction: 15 Second Paper Screamer

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This is my first instructable, so I thought I'd do something simple. Sorry for the lack of any actual photographs; my camera lost its will to live and dove off the table... I hope my crude 'Paint' drawings will suffice.

This may be common knowledge. Feel free to let me know if my instructable is completely worthless. Here we go...

Step 1: Rectangulatin'

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You'll need a small rectangle of paper. Size and precision are not important here (you don't even need scissors, just tear it out). 2 inches by 4 inches works well.

Step 2: Halves and Quarters

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Fold the paper in half width-wise, then fold the ends to the center crease. You should end up with something like this:

Step 3: Notch It...

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Tear a couple of notches in the center crease. Size and number of notches are not crucial...

Step 4: Blow!

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Place the center crease between your index and middle fingers so that the center section extends outward. Press against your mouth as shown. Blow! You'll have to experiment a little with the gap between your fingers, but when you get it right, it'll scream! These are VERY loud.


Neu5412 (author)2015-09-10

I tried it. It didn't work, or maybe it's just me????

mmorbo (author)2014-10-25

this is awesome and extremely easy! thank you so much :D I'm off to annoy the whole city

CamelMoose (author)2009-11-15

Awesome! Thanks so much but could you add a tip to hold it? Its quite to know how to blow but...

For those people who don't know how to blow into it properly follow this (It's easier) :

1) Hold it landscape (opposite to the picture).
2) Hold it with 2 hands and DON'T squeeze just hold firmly.
3) BLOW!

That way it should work =D 

lycoris3 (author)2009-02-28

love'n it love'n it love'n it!!!!!!!!!!! my sisters don't though.....mwah ha ha ha ha!!!!! thanks for the instructable!!!!

LSP (author)2009-02-24

A piece of plastic does pretty much the same thing but you can experiment with the size of the holes and produce different pitches. Nice, I'll teach this to my students the next time we do some paper project and we have bits of paper. Ought to annoy the other teachers like hell but the kids are gonna love it. Sure the look isn't great but the idea is. Keep it up.

halo2party (author)2008-11-11

looks like hes picking his nose lol

linkmaster03 (author)2008-10-11

I made it, but how do you hold it? I don't quite understand the last step. I'd be very grateful if you could help me. :)

grundisimo (author)linkmaster032008-11-08

I might possibly be able to help you. O K. It is sort of hard to tell you I would have to show you. ANYWAY, you hold it like this: _/\_ With your fingers on the sides HERE->_/\_<- And Here. A good illustration would be to look up the insructable paper whistle on the picture shown is how you should hold this one. This is for if I am confusing the crap out of you. Then(we are back in how to hold the screamer) You just move your fingers together and apart until the screamer makes a high pitch squealing noise.

ploofpixie (author)2008-09-16

dont sware ......... joke cool

OGaskin (author)2007-05-17

this whistle is very annoying i used it in class long story short a fight ensued and one kid is in jail the other suspended effective, eh?

casey321b (author)OGaskin2008-09-09

how tell me all that happended on my page...

AngusNotSoYoung (author)OGaskin2008-04-24


heartless_devil66 (author)2008-07-19

Doesn't work

Tabbies101 (author)2008-07-11


airhayden (author)2007-11-09

this thing kicks *** brought it on a school bus , and annoyed the crap out of everyone, excelent

it works!! sweeet!!!!! 5 star!

QwertyuioLP (author)airhayden2008-05-31

I'm selling them at school for like 10 cents

A good name (author)2008-03-23

I wouldn't say it's pointless, just way too simple. Maybe make an entire instructable about things that you can make out of paper when you're bored. :P

Ben.land101 (author)2008-03-22

bad instructable but fun screamer thing

sideways (author)2008-03-01

LOL!! It works great after playing around for a min or two. I have a new way to annoy people!

monkeyman1518 (author)2007-11-11

This Thing is Awsome! I know what im doing on the bus tomorrow.....

I just cut it . It worked fine

dezire (author)2007-11-03


brzmaniac (author)2007-10-28

damn, i just cant get mine to work, does it work wit three notches?

hikinotimasha (author)2007-07-21

o my gosh u r one of the coolest people i know haha. this is a beast. nice job on the paintings. i got mine to work first try. sweet!

kid123 (author)2007-05-28

My ears hurt like a...

kittykat95 (author)2007-05-12

nice drawings.

Spedy (author)2007-04-28

This Is cool, I tried it, but do you actually make little triangle holes in the paper or just strait tears? Still, Very good.

Castle Seige (author)2007-04-25

Wow. This instructable isn't worthless at all. I got mine to work right after i folded. It's also a great dog call, but my dog starts barking like mad when i do it. Once again, very nice instructable.

LasVegas (author)2007-04-02

When I was a kid, a blade of grass between the thumbs was most effective.

Thorgo1 (author)LasVegas2007-04-06

yeh wen u wer a kid u also saw the dinosaurs die

LasVegas (author)Thorgo12007-04-06

I take it you got a D- in spelling... Or was it an Incomplete?

toogood (author)LasVegas2007-04-22

i do that and blowing on a sweet rapper works well too

StepsoftheSun (author)LasVegas2007-04-11

hahaha, I had to look at that for a second, but I got it...

weebl (author)Thorgo12007-04-08

your awesome

weebl (author)Thorgo12007-04-08


dcshoeco33 (author)2007-04-03

i cant get mine to work either.... i guess i dont know what u mean buy a tear or notch and w/e. can some1 explain better

benhudson (author)dcshoeco332007-04-12

Rip off bits of paper as shown in the diagram.

istupid11 (author)2007-04-05

that is f-in awsome i got it to work after bout 20 mins

sgt.peanut95 (author)2007-04-05

i got it to work and it is mad its so loud

masticate (author)2007-04-02

i'm not sure what kind of notch you mean. Do you mean a tear or a wedge-shaped removal?

Obelisk1101 (author)masticate2007-04-04

That would be more of a wedge shaped removal.

pyro22 (author)2007-04-03

That is freakin' awesome! VERY, VERY LOUD!

dominator027 (author)2007-04-02

damn!!!! that sucker is hella loud ~awesome instructable

C01d Fusion (author)2007-04-02

mine aint working for some it a hole or a tear? does shape matter?

thesab (author)2007-04-02

this is awseome! it works very well

Sgt.Waffles (author)2007-04-02

HA! My mutt of a dog nearly ran into the door it was so loud. Good job!

twisted (author)2007-04-02

HAHA sweet! it worked. Mine is quite loud actually. Nice first instructable! ~Twisted

Gthing 2.0 (author)2007-04-02

htis is alsome i justr made one and found ouy the sharper the crease the luoder the sound

knexer1 (author)2007-04-02

thats pretty cool!

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