Introduction: Build a Portable Stink Pen!

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You've seen an assortment of stink bombs and other ways to smell up the place, but how about a portable stink bomb, or better yet a portable stink Pen! I'll show you how! Watch my video tutorial and then follow the instructions! Have fun! Now you're a stinker!

Step 1: What You Will Need...

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1. A cheapie click pen

2. Some Strike-Anywhere matches (the ones with the white tip only)

3. A bobby pin

Step 2: Disassemble the Pen...

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Unscrew the pen and remove the ink insert. Save the spring, that's the firing mechanism. And, save the screw top you first removed.

Step 3: Build the Firing Mechanism...

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To build the firing mechanism:

1. Take the spring and slide it over the end of the bobby pin. (Be sure to remove the little plastic protectors on the end of the bobby pin if yours has them)

2. Insert the screw top portion of the pen over the bobby pin.

3.Take a pair of needle nose pliers and bend back a portion of the bobby pin to hold the spring and top in place.

Step 4: Insert the 'ammo'...

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Drop a Strike-Anywhere match into the pen body and screw the pen top back in place, exposing the trigger end of the bobby pin.

Step 5: Fire Away!

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Pull the bobby pin and it will hit the tip of the Strike-Anywhere match causing it to ignite and spew out a stream of stank sulphur smell...!

(Some testing may require you to 'shim' the match with a small length of wood from another match so the firing mechanism hits the tip of the 'ammo'.)


CSI worker (author)2014-08-22

An idea... Take a cap and place it into the pen (like the match) and FIRE IN THE HOLE

Everett_McKinley (author)2011-05-06

I happen to like the smell of burning matches.
(I'm a serious pyro)

Flaming five, brother.

Bob the dog (author)2012-09-17

i sugest filling the rest of the pen with the potassium nitrate/ sugar mix but not the one were you cook it. just mix the dry ingredients.

Tigerlynx (author)2012-06-30

Why wouldn't it work with normal matches?

Adambowker98 (author)Tigerlynx2012-07-09

Because there's no striking pad inside a pen.

Tigerlynx (author)2012-06-30

Would it work if I took a bit from the outside of the box and put it inside? With normal matches cause I don't have white tipped ones

popcorn4lunch (author)2011-08-26

maybe it might smell worse if u put some hair in the pen also.

SirStokes (author)2011-04-05

Matches don't smell that bad, so I put in some hair from my dog's bed. That is a stink bomb. Also I used a fuse because the spring and bobby pin thing didn't work for me.

billybobjhonson (author)2008-01-21

i personally love the smell of burning matches

PSPerson (author)billybobjhonson2008-06-13

so do i

bjornacorn (author)PSPerson2009-08-14

But..., the burning plastic is causing the stink, not the match. DO NOT BREATH IN FUMES

you know what stnks worse burning hair

bengerszewski (author)PSPerson2008-06-29

Same here.

eviltechie (author)bengerszewski2008-07-15

Me too.

foxtrot4697 (author)eviltechie2008-07-25

it has been my fav for a looooooooooong time

jeffconnelly (author)foxtrot46972008-09-05

same here

cormac3050 (author)jeffconnelly2008-09-29

Same here also

aar0nc0le (author)cormac30502011-01-23

you could put in a small wad of cat or human hair. that really stinks. i dont know if those fumes are any better though.

csmiler (author)cormac30502008-10-28

Here 2

foxtrot4697 (author)csmiler2008-10-29

i'm surprised how much people like that smell, i thought i was just weird, LOL

um0123 (author)foxtrot46972009-01-11


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ni3 (author)SpecieS~2009-03-17

13th :)

bassmasta1010 (author)ni32009-03-23

14 /\/\ \/\/

LaxLuvr (author)bassmasta10102009-04-09


superballistix (author)LaxLuvr2009-04-20



sharlston (author)NatureBoom212009-05-05

me too

recyclebin (author)sharlston2009-08-13


Hotdawg (author)csmiler2008-12-20

Me 9th

Dee99 (author)2010-05-03


XOIIO (author)2009-12-22

This doesn't, and I've tried lost of mods to the pen.

metal_master (author)2007-07-06

hey wat brand of pen did you use cause i tried it and the bobby pen didn't fit in the spring or in the pen top

i just used a cheapy fine

meiscool132 (author)HippieAdrien2008-12-23

where do you get them?

Bad2Grim (author)meiscool1322009-12-04

u can get them at CVS they sell all kind of pens there even the same pen he uses

meiscool132 (author)Bad2Grim2009-12-07

 ok thanks for the information 
P.S. You were about one year late 

Bad2Grim (author)meiscool1322009-12-08

haha lol srry bout that i just replied didnt look at the date

HippieAdrien (author)meiscool1322008-12-23

i found mine in my house but i bet any office store would have them

cnation6 (author)2009-02-19

do u need the push part of the pen

Bad2Grim (author)cnation62009-12-04

ya without it the match would fly rite through the air out of the pen

EaglesSoar09 (author)2009-11-24

Oh yeah! You're the nerd who sits in the in the back that has no friends, picks his nose, and likes Hannah!

jdawg1097 (author)2009-11-24

weird EaglesSoar09...arent we in like the same class or something

EaglesSoar09 (author)2009-11-24

Sweet, jdawg1097! Me too!

jdawg1097 (author)2009-11-24

hehehe...i did this in class :)

Delta_Wolf (author)2009-09-12

so i have tried this about 100 times.... yes i counted and it doesn't work whats up with that.

sharlston (author)2009-05-05

you could make a stink/smoke bomb by cutting a png pong ball in to little pieces ad popping them inside the pen when you light the match make sure the ping pong balls set on fire

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