Exploding Popsicle Sticks

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Introduction: Exploding Popsicle Sticks

learn how to make a cool contraption with just 5 popsicle sticks!

Step 1: Step 1

First put two sticks together at an angle like this

Step 2: Step 2

Then put one stick overlapping the other two sticks like this

Step 3: Step 3

Add a 4th stick overlapping the centre stick and placed under the first two

Step 4: Step 4

Add the last stick directly under the last one but overlapping the first two and under the centre stick

Step 5: And You're Finished!

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As kids, we used to use flat tooth picks to do this exact same thing. A lot of fun!

OMG! I just collected the popsicle sticks to make an instructable on this same thing. I can't say it was wasted time though, because I did get to eat the popsicles! hehe

Actually, I'll probable still make mine, because my instructable isn't going to be exactly like this one. but when it comes to this part, I'll just point them to your instructable. If that's okay?

yeah sure thats fine

KOOL! My brother and I used to make these and use them as bombs against our armies of little green soldiers. We would use the old flat toothpicks. Just a scaled down version. Thank you for bringing back the memories!!

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but how do they "explode"?

They explode when you throw them and they hit something.

I had forgotten all about these. I was making this and other variations 55+ years ago. It's good to see that some things don't change. They were fun then and can be fun for kids not.

Looks like a very fun idea for kids!