Introduction: Knex Grenade

Picture of Knex Grenade

A very simple, FRAGILE fragmentation grenade made of Knex pieces.

Knex Pieces needed (note: all pieces are CONNECTORS, NOT RODS)
6 white connectors
12 red/green/yellow/white connectors

Other pieces can be substituted for the ones listed above, but that's for you to decide. In addition, the basic shape of this grenade can be modified to suit the user.

CAREFUL while handling this grenade. Because it has weak connections between each individual knex piece, they separate easily and readily from each other, producing a nice "explosion." BUT the weak connections also cause it to be very fragile, so do handle it with care, or else it will "explode" in your hands.

Throwing of this grenade at a person's head/genital region or near a person's head/genital region can result in serious injury and/or excruciating pain. I will not accept any responsibility for misuse of this grenade resulting in injury and/or death.

Step 1: Building the Grenade

Picture of Building the Grenade

This step is for those that need clarification. If you get how to build it by looking at the first picture, don't bother reading this step.

Very Simple:
Build each of the below parts and then just put them together.

Step 2: Have Fun!

If the last step was unnecessary, this step was just redundant.

Just a simple warning:
Before throwing the grenade (Let's hope you know how to do that), carefully think it through. When you've made up your mind to throw it, prepare for ownage, followed by a very annoying cleanup.

Have fun!


Christopher Burkin (author)2010-06-18

not the best but not the worst either :D

gangang (author)2009-08-24


Fred the Penguin (author)2009-04-15

Nice. My only problem with these sorts of things is they dont "explode" they shatter. In truth there are very few "explosives on this site or anywhere for that matter.

An Villain (author)2009-03-31

its more like a bomb

builder968 (author)2008-07-27


lotto69 (author)2008-07-09

nice grenade!!! funny to throw in sis bedroom at night =P
nice instructable

I love explosives (author)2008-03-12

try doing it with all whites. bigger explosion, even more extreamlyer fragile.


Yea, but much more clumsy and hard to hold and throw.

Sypran (author)2008-06-12

i like this cause it explodes rather then shooting out a bunch of rods out of weak harder to reload mini gun things

Knexman2020 (author)2008-02-18

If ur looking 4 a good grenade (im not callin urs bad) look at my knex grenade: cyclone.

Knexman2020, please use proper grammar. Urs, ur, and 4 are not good grammar.

Pattycakes23 (author)2008-02-18


danymw (author)2008-02-17

oh s*!t,i dropped it and exploded!!! so coooool,thanks alot. it really works,but it's fragile,so be carefull. do you know about this? it's very usefull in nongrenade builds

thebboy (author)2008-02-04

you might not of, but it looks like you copied this idea off of the halo plazma grenade. just a guess

xiao hawk (author)thebboy2008-02-04

How does it look anything like the halo plasma grenade? I just built this accidentally when I was fiddling around with some knex pieces trying to figure out how to make a working "grenade."

thebboy (author)xiao hawk2008-02-05

same method of creation

xiao hawk (author)thebboy2008-02-05

If anything, it's more like a frag grenade than a plasma (That explains its name). Besides plasmas stick, while frags just make a huge explosion. This one is more like the latter than the former.

thebboy (author)xiao hawk2008-02-05

ya i know but the way that you stick the green connectors into the snnowflake ones is the same way that you do for the plasma grenade made out of knex

xiao hawk (author)thebboy2008-02-06

Oh you were talking about a plasma grenade out of Knex! Okay, now we're on the same page. I thought you were just talking about the original plasma grenade from Halo.

thebboy (author)xiao hawk2008-02-06

nope. ya

flames10391 (author)2008-02-04

i dont think this will cause excruciating pain but it seems decent

Yeah, this doesn't look much like the plazma grenade

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