Introduction: 5 Min. 007 Exploding Pen

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Here is an incredibly easy project that takes less that takes less than 5 minutes! The more exploding party poppers you put in, the bigger the bang!
Warning: Do not use in a disorderly manner.

Step 1: Materials

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You don't need much materials, and most of which you can find around your home.
1 You need the thickest pen you can find that has an opening big enough to fit a party popper in.
2 You need party poppers, I think I got them at Kroger or Walgreen's during 4th of July.
3 You need a knife or scissors.

Step 2: Take Apart the Pen

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It's as easy as it sounds, take apart the pen.
Next  remove the spring and put the ink dispenser back in the pen.
After that, place a party popper in the pen.
If the party popper just BARELY doesn't fit, then roll the popper in between your fingers to make it skinnier.
If the party popper doesn't fit by a long shot, get a wider pen.
If the ink dispenser/holder is too long, cut some of it off with your knife or whatever.

Step 3: Finishing Your Exploding Pen

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After you have put your desired amount of party poppers in, put the clicking end, or cap, back on the pen.
If you cannot, however, put the cap back on because the party popper(s) is/are holding it back, then cut more of the ink dispenser off.
A quick fix to that is to just use a little tape and tape the cap to the pen underneath the clip that holds the pen to a shirt pocket.


In Actuality (author)2012-06-20

Right now for 4th of July stores everywhere are selling those popper things at most stores. get em while they last!

Noxia (author)2012-05-22

its funny because i made a better version a while ago but good job....its safer than far

The Cartographer (author)2012-04-27

Dude, this is how people acquire the name stumpy.

Not cool.

it's safety freaks like you that ruin instructables. You make the editors afraid to feature any 'ibles with even the lowest risk factor like this one. IT'S A FRIGGIN GROUND SNAP! just sayin

I'm no were near what you would call a safety freak. I just find that a pen bomb could result in some lost appendages. Probably not with ground snap though.

Actually, it can't hurt you. the party poppers i used didn't even make much of a sound when it "exploded".

A video would be nice too. :]

zombie slayin nation (author)2012-04-29

thats cool

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