Introduction: Office Ninja Grappling Hook

Need a grappling hook to close your door? Well instead of getting up build a grappling hook to shut it for you.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

Three (3) large paper clips
One (1) small paper clip
Fishing line or dental floss

Step 2: Making the Hook

Bend outside wire up.

Step 3: Making the Hook

Join the first two clips together by sliding them on top of each other and having the wires interlock.

Step 4: Making the Hook

Join the third clip on linking it with the others.

Step 5: Renforce the Hook

Straightenout the smaller paperclip into a line. Pass through the hole in the three large paper clips and wrap the wire around.

Step 6: Bend the Hook

Bend the wire out to make a hook shape. We coo'?

Step 7: Attach

Tie fishing line or dental floss onto the base part of the hook. Loop the line around all three of the paperclips. Use to grapple stuff and finally open that door. (This is really easy to reinforce with ductape or ductape or ductape or... ductape. I'm sure you all can think of a way to reinforce the hooks, too, but this is a simple one and filing down fishing hooks is a lot of work. And finally i know that there is another grappling hook at: tiny grappling hook no need to post that.


kctrooper made it! (author)2010-08-12

I really enjoy this it actually helped my heel... i have had heel problems for quite a while now and i made this and my heel is better .............. i was also wondering if there was a way to launch it out of a airsoft gun or a launcher for it

white dragon made it! (author)white dragon2013-01-22

you could join this with another ible that has a launcher....

beatlemania503 made it! (author)2011-08-14

its a little blurry

Kenton made it! (author)2010-02-28

Can we use ducktape to reinforce it?


This ible is awEsome,but I don't know if it's awesome enough for duct tape

Happehwalrus made it! (author)2010-04-09

I made one of these earlier this week and took it to school. I took it out of my pocket after I had finished my test (nobody else had finished), then my math teacher saw it. She came up to me, took it up, and told me it was a weapon and that I had detention. olawdy, what is considered a weapon by schools these days? (Our math teacher is like 60 or something-- maybe she thought it was a fishing hook?) Anyway, nice instructable. Very easy to follow.

zack attack made it! (author)zack attack2011-04-02


PenguinScape made it! (author)2010-09-05

Thx man! I managed to make a good door-closer.

kunistar15 made it! (author)2008-01-10

sweet.!!!!!!!!!!!! how much free time do you have

zaro12345 made it! (author)zaro123452008-02-10

anyone that is a member on this site has infinite amounts of free time. trust me.

Octobeam made it! (author)Octobeam2010-08-25

Yeah. Heh. Just like /b/... *gasp* I just broke two rules at once! NOOOOO!

mitchblahman made it! (author)mitchblahman2010-02-05

straight trippin dawg

MegaMaker made it! (author)MegaMaker2010-01-21


Pryo Chain made it! (author)Pryo Chain2009-08-09


toolman883 made it! (author)toolman8832009-01-31

yah big time

aRejectedKitten made it! (author)2010-04-16

y not just scoot/roll over and close it

Baddi made it! (author)2010-03-19

I made this, it rorcks

woodstock246 made it! (author)2010-01-23

 Next time use a mini camera stand when taking pics. It is a bit shaky otherwise it is pretty good 

Kidz_Creator made it! (author)2009-04-30

i like these, i'll make one...i made one that was better once, but now i forget how to make it , and my mom threw it away... ;(

wacs2326 made it! (author)2009-04-18

that is cool

keylimepie2009 made it! (author)2009-04-01

nice that is cool

jjjjake made it! (author)2008-12-31

wait in step 2 do u use the big and small clip or 2 big ones

temp made it! (author)temp2009-02-08

2 big ones

jillg made it! (author)2008-09-21

it works great! but instead of a small paper clip i used a rubber band. it was easier to hold together than bend a paper clip

mattdelux08 made it! (author)2008-08-17

I don't really understand what it means by slide the clips on top of eachother to make them interlock some 1 wanna help me

bigpinecone made it! (author)2006-09-17

this is awesome! i'm sitting here at my desk and i made one, i don't have any fishing line nearby, so i have to go to my room to get it =(

Redgerr made it! (author)Redgerr2008-07-23

lol, almost worked ;)

author made it! (author)2008-06-18

im sure this is the reason they were invented, because someone was to lazy to go inside a building and go up an elevator/stairs.

Redgerr made it! (author)Redgerr2008-07-23

lol climbing up a wall is probably harder than stairs so i think it would be more for extremists ;)

grimfig made it! (author)2008-03-31

i cant figure out exactly what to do here i think you should upload a clearer picture

Constructo Man made it! (author)2008-03-15

I am making a knex fishing pole/thing grabber, and was possibly considering this for the hook. Would you mind if I provided a link to this instructable for the making of the hook part? -Constructo Man

gbosbiker made it! (author)2007-10-27

nice but I made a stronger 1 out of and old plastic coated metal coat hanger

the commentor made it! (author)2007-09-08

Not bad, but i couldn't see too clearly on the second pic.

Unforgiven_God made it! (author)2006-10-09

i've got a great way to shorten this some string for 10 cents and tie it to ur door handle!

Invader Grim made it! (author)Invader Grim2007-07-21

yes but it would ruin the point of the grappling hook. duh

hg341 made it! (author)hg3412007-06-18

damm funny!!!!!!rofl lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chemy999 made it! (author)2007-06-07

twine hurts your fingers

SESS made it! (author)2007-04-19

FrenchCrawler and Mutant are nerds

astrosapien made it! (author)2007-03-08

That is really cool, but i can imagine the paper clips bending or breaking instead of closing a door.

lemonie made it! (author)2007-01-28

What is it with the grappling hooks? I've seen three at least, and they're all paper-clip based. I'm unsure as to the value of these (if any).

dalton2021 made it! (author)2006-12-23

hey french crawler you seem to get around really well on this website ur on every instructable ive looked at!!!

Sidney Floyd made it! (author)2006-09-14

that wont work, ud be pulling the wrong way to close the door

smartalx made it! (author)smartalx2006-09-14

Looking at the topmost picture, if he's sitting to the right side of the door, and if he pulls hard enough to get enough inertia, he could get that (heh-closet) door to close.

FrenchCrawler made it! (author)FrenchCrawler2006-09-14

Actually, if you look at his last step's pictures, he's using the hook to open the door.

Sidney Floyd made it! (author)Sidney Floyd2006-10-26

yer, thats what i mean by pulling the wrong way, you'd be pulling the door open not closing it intriguing

Harry182 made it! (author)Harry1822006-11-16

"Use to grapple stuff and finally open that door." Read the last step.

screaminscott made it! (author)2006-09-18

LOL. cool time-waster! Right up there with the coffe-stirrer-and-thumb-tack darts. And FrenchCrawler... "Lighten up Francis!"

FrenchCrawler made it! (author)FrenchCrawler2006-09-25

Good job quoting from a movie...Except you forgot to mention the source.
Here's a link:

There we go, now we all know where (what movie) you quoted from. It's always nice to give credit to the people who came up with the saying, if you yourself are going to use it.

FrenchCrawler made it! (author)2006-09-13

Could you include a video of you using this on the door? Cause I think it would be a little difficult to hook the handle with this kind of design (especially if you're sitting down like 3-4 feet away). Might just be easier to get up and close it...

Yakeyglee made it! (author)Yakeyglee2006-09-23

Or in some cases, reach over without getting up and closing it.

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