Introduction: Office Supplies Football
Build a football out of commonly available office supplies. Bring the gridiron to an office near you in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Collect Your Materials
Start by collecting the necessary materials to build your football. You will need
x1 Stryofoam coffee cup
x3 Sheets of paper
The paper provides weight, and allows you to customize the flight characteristics of the finished product - Lighter = more float, Heavier = faster. I chose what was readily available... a cube-mate's Star Trek ascii art.
x2 Pieces of scotch tape (around 8" in length)
Step 2: Paper Ball
Using a single sheet of paper, crumple it into a ball. Continue with the other sheets, until you have a good size ball of paper.
Step 3: Adhesive
Create two loops of tape around the ball, sticky side out. This will help the ball retain it's shape and stay in place when throwing.
Step 4: Last Step...
Stuff the taped-up paper ball into the bottom of the stryofoam cup. Make sure it is secure, but try not to break the cup.
Step 5: Throwing
Throwing is based on personal preference, but I've found you can throw a pretty tight spiral by gripping the cup using your thumb and three fingers. Throw it like a football and create spin by rolling it off your fingers. This is a popular item around the office as it is an almost universal truth that guys like to throw things at each other. Enjoy...