Introduction: Fan Blade Fun

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This is a practical joke that can be played in summer.
If I get good feedback from this joke I might put up others.

Step 1: What You Need

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What you need.
Electric ceiling fan.
Chair or step ladder.
Either rice or
confetti or
small cups of water or
flour or

Step 2: The Set Up.

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On a hot summers day get a chair or step ladder and stick some confetti (other suggestions in step 1) up on top of the fan blades of the ceiling fan.

Step 3: The Fun Part.

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If you are in a classroom say to the teacher that it is really hot in hear and if you could have the fan on. Then all the stuff that you put up there will rain down when the fan speeds up! If you have done everything correctly it should waste about 10-20 minutes. HOORAY!


Hold_out (author)2006-11-20

You can also shove the stuff in the air conditioning vent too and ewilhelm Im putting some diagrams up soon as well as a couple of pics.

instructa-fan (author)Hold_out2007-05-28

awwwwww shit!!!!!!!!! My classes has vertical air ducts!!!!

ArcticNemo (author)instructa-fan2011-09-20

Yes, we know you're not alone, but please consider that the "Be Nice" policy extends to language used. Also appreciate that these are not tweets or text-messages, but real and lasting "forever" type messages. There is time to read and spellcheck everything that one posts.

seabananers (author)2010-07-13

oh boy i remeber once i was at my friends house and me and him put a many stuffed animals on his ceiling fan as we could then we turned it dang that was fun

Hey i do that all the time do you live in fl by any chace

CVJX (author)2007-03-22

I remember someone who did that then one of the "objects" got stuck in the motor then boom! a large bang was heard throughout the halls

michaelb958 (author)CVJX2010-07-12

What happened there?

stephenniall (author)2010-02-13

haha i poured flour in our maths room wall mounted Fan !!

JakeTobak (author)2006-11-17

I don't remember having ceiling fans in the classroom, and if I did, I don't remember when I could have set it up without being caught.

beehard44 (author)JakeTobak2009-12-12

better use the aircon, we had those wall mounted types, we would shred very tiny tiny mega tiny pieces paper and pour it in there when it is closed. Start of the class when they would turn it on and all pieces fly out....

bumpus (author)2007-06-12

our classrooms dont have ceiling fans, but they do have AC along on wall of the room, and we put like flour (home-ec),or shredded paper in the top when they turn on it goes shootin everywhere fun fun

llamafur (author)bumpus2008-02-06

in 7th grade, my friends and i poured a half gallon of elmers glue down the ac vent, along with pens, pencils, lead, thumbtacks, etc. almost every thing possible. our school also gave out rights and responsibility cd, we broke them and a couple windows in the gym at lunch. we also broke several celling tiles and lights. those were the day without ritilin, or adhd meds..... boy that was fun

tanmanknex (author)llamafur2009-05-28

did it clog it?

bumpus (author)llamafur2008-02-07


Jmae (author)2009-03-21

Another fun thing to put on top of the fan blades are little plastic spiders. We did this to my sister who is deathly afraid of them. Definitely fun to see a 30 year old grown woman screaming and rolling on the floor.! (author)2007-07-08

lol wasn`t this prank in some kids book...dangit cant remember name =/

Yeah, Captain Underpants! I forgot about him... Great Instuctable, This would be even more super funny if you put an atomiser sysem on the fan. Then when the fan speeds up, it rains!

dhruvgaara (author)tomfoolery2008-03-02

yeah that'll have killed harold and george laughing

toogers (author)2008-02-09

if your a nerf fan, put a bunch of nerf darts on the fan blades, and when your nerfer friends are over tun on the fan.

jeansl10 (author)2007-07-15

hurray ms paint!! no seriuosly cool!

Hold_out (author)2007-07-10

Yeah it was in a kids book that I got ages ago but I changed it a bit.

office rogue (author)2007-06-27

kool instructable id do it but at my school they dont have ceiling fans... o well.

malmborg (author)2007-06-13

Thinking about a "rain of terror" using maple seeds on top of the fan blades.

malmborg (author)malmborg2007-06-13

Ooooooooor gravity feed soap bubbles.

instructa-fan (author)2007-05-28

sumtin exactly like this happened to my aunt but it was a shit load of accumulated dust cuz the fan wasn't turned on in like a year. They where in little work like tube shapes. ( P.S. it was the guest room in a cabin

worm not work

Pat Sowers (author)2007-05-18

i have got to try this

spartin117 (author)2007-03-01

awsom idea im gonna try it right know

Bonzo (author)2007-01-07

Hahah! Awsome prank! Too bad all we have in our classroom are some windows....

TheCheese9921 (author)2006-11-17

sounds like fun lol use glitter it doesent come off

ah static cling

Hold_out (author)2006-11-20

I HAVE THE PICTURES UP ewilhelm ;D and you can set this joke up in lunch break. Just get a friend to say they forgot something in the classroom that they need to get then sneak in when the teacher isn't looking. ;D

ewilhelm (author)2006-11-19

Please republish when you have images.

aquax (author)2006-11-17

I can recall stuffing the little circles of paper you get from hole punchers in an airconditioning vent in my Spanish class in junior high during early spring. A friend and I did it for about 3 weeks straight. When it finally got warm enough to turn on the AC, the class was showered in little paper snowflakes. Unfortunately, it wasn't my class, I had to hear about it from a friend.

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