Cardboard Spring

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Introduction: Cardboard Spring

I've been playing around with mechanical things you can make from cardboard, and I made this cardboard spring. It's really simple, and fun to sproing, hop, or just wave around!

Cut out some cardboard squares.

Peel back the cardboard.

Tape peeled edges together.

Sproing!
cardboard spring

P.S. If you think of something cool to make using this (and it's still before 7/13/12), you should enter it in my Cardboard Challenge!

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thanks for the instructable

I learned how to make these when I was 5

what a professional idea

This will be very popular with the Paperctaft crowd, like Nice Paper Toys...
Gone to my Blog, too:

http://faz-voce-mesmo.blogspot.pt/2012/07/behance-virtualizacao-e-molas-de-cartao.html

Keep it up, now! :)

YUSS! Maddeningly simple -- especially with the unique format you always use. Thank you for bringing this brilliant idea to lights (Now if you excuse me, Imma get into some trouble with these >:)).

Great. My pet peeve is when the Kleenex box is down to half the next tissue doesn't pop up. I'll make this spring and put it under the tissue and solve the problem.