Introduction: Origami Water Bomb

Need a water balloon but got no balloon? Regular old paper and skills of a fold-ist will have you drenching your foes in no time, with stile to boot.

Step 1: Parts Layout

(1) a sheet of paper
(2) a second resource for showing how to do this origami: http://www.fishgoth.com/origami/basics5.html

Step 2: Square Your Rectangle

tear (or cut) paper to make it a square. Fold the paper as shown in the picture and tear the flap. A clean tear can be made but folding along the tear line multiple times and licking along the crease (avoid paper cuts!) then tearing.

hopefully the pictures on this slide show what's going on.

Step 3: Fold and Label Square

Make creases from corner to corner and mid-point to mid-point across the square. A good crease forms when folding the same line forwards and backwards a few times.

Then, label the ends of each line as shown in the picture. (these labels can be "mental labels," for book keeping)

Step 4: Begin to Fold...

...but don't give up! (get it?)

fold points 1 and 2 onto 3 and A to A' and B to B'. Do it in one fluid motion and it will look like the picture.

Step 5: Fold Up Corners of Base

now that you have this folded-alot-triangle (from last step), fold the two free edges on each side to the top corner. Turn over the base and do it to the other side, too.

Step 6: Final Folds

fold in corners, etc. etc.

Step 7: Blow Up, Fill With Water

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Comments

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machiaha made it!(author)2015-04-30

sexy

and stupid

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mk2001 made it!(author)2011-09-04

did you get it from "easy origami" by john montroll

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gertth made it!(author)2010-08-14

nice but to easy

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FunkNattidelic made it!(author)2008-02-06

there is a you tube video on how to make these except you fill it with gas from a lighter and put the flame at the small hole. They call it a paper jet engine

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lucariothelegend made it!(author)2010-07-07

when i did it, my friend is watching. I sill it w/gas, light it, and POP... "OUCH!" It shot forward, curved, and hit my friend in the corner of the eye

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try filling them with lighter gas then hold a lighter up to the hole then BANG they fly across the table at break neck speed

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lucariothelegend made it!(author)2010-07-07

oh yes that's so safe :P

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origamifan made it!(author)2010-05-19

how do you do it

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stanstan009 made it!(author)2008-09-06

would the water drench the paper? making it kinda usless?

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codongolev made it!(author)2010-04-05

not if used immediately. and you could also try making it out of wax paper.

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alkard made it!(author)2009-03-14

i like it but add more details i can't seem to make it please fix it

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Instructables+Robot620 made it!(author)2008-12-02

I made out of wax paper exploded pretty good and water didn't affect tie shape or performance

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DaNerd11 made it!(author)2008-07-07

nice post, but.... there wasnt that much explanation to the pictures, but still, gj

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layter made it!(author)2008-04-30

Oh thats so easy i learned that in the therd grade!!!!

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QuestionableDoubt made it!(author)2008-05-04

AND ARE YOU STILL IN THE THERD GRADE?????

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mr.dr.prof.joel made it!(author)2008-07-07

or mabey hes a teacher that teaches third grade. so he may have learned it at any time

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CheesySnackMAN made it!(author)2008-07-06

lmao...

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sword+fighter made it!(author)2008-05-21

there is another fold where you have two flaps on each side of the bomb you fold them down and put it into the flaps of the corners

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xplode made it!(author)2008-02-21

Filling it with gas is porbaly... stupid' (Great idea mine works great)

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unbentcrayfish made it!(author)2008-02-08

water + paper= soggy paper

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halomaster007 made it!(author)2008-01-10

this is copied from an origami book. it's called the balloon, but you could fill it with water. smart idea anyways.

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kmaunder made it!(author)2007-12-07

I am going to have my daughter color these and hang them on the tree, with string lights shining in and pin holes for more effect, wow. Great post.

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123abc123 made it!(author)2007-12-02

.........ahh sick fold corners ect. ect!!!!!!.....

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Naruto_Uzumaki made it!(author)2007-07-26

mine workers its so cool!!!!!!!! the blow bit is the coolest

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cstrike+pwner made it!(author)2007-10-16

no it sucks, almost all origami sites have this. Plus it's EASY postsome thing harder like im going to a origami scorpion. When you pull it's head it's legs take a step sideways.

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Kaiven made it!(author)2007-10-23

lol the instructable shows you how to make them wrong anyway

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cstrike+pwner made it!(author)2007-10-26

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-water-balloon.html THIS is the good site (it has one too and a dimond and alot more)

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cstrike+pwner made it!(author)2007-10-24

that is true

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Naruto-Uzumaki made it!(author)2007-10-02

realy?!

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randomness43 made it!(author)2007-10-21

ii lovee it! it is soo cool to make but i havent tried filling it with water yet...

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brainiac made it!(author)2007-07-20

mine doesnt hold water it just falls appart

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poopsiedoopsie made it!(author)2007-09-14

Try making it out of foil, or laminated paper. Sometimes card paper works

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poopsiedoopsie made it!(author)2007-09-14

I also know how to make a bunny-oragami-ballon-head-thing. I'll post it when I get the chance. I still haven't posted anything.

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TheWiseOne made it!(author)2007-08-24

Thats Pretty Cool

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poopsiedoopsie made it!(author)2007-08-24

If you write a message or draw a picture on one side( the side that turns into the inside)you can make a secret message thing. All you have to do is look inside the hole.

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Mike+Cortes made it!(author)2007-08-20

ive known this for gaes.

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brainiac made it!(author)2007-07-20

i have no clue how to do this

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musicalbee2003 made it!(author)2007-06-29

With a variation on half of the ballon, you can make a rabbit...Have to remember how and post!

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flooferson made it!(author)2007-05-30

you should add a video on how to make it

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pyro+king+ made it!(author)2007-06-11

dude my friend used to make those all the time and he said he thought of it without anybody else or without books also you r supposed to blow in the hole and it inflates like a balloon not a water balloon!!! it will get all soggy and break!!!

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rickick made it!(author)2007-06-11

The fold in the 3rd image is very hard to understand could you by any chance siplify this for me?

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dezire made it!(author)2007-05-22

Wow this is really nice,step 5 looks like an oragami hat =d. It would help of you had more directions though. 9/10.(But with more directions 10/10)

~DEZIRE @(>_<)@

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roylin007 made it!(author)2007-05-05

Nice

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Oblivion made it!(author)2007-05-03

i find this quite complicated. can't do yet. best sight on how to do though i think.

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Parth made it!(author)2007-04-21

can u plz explain a little more between step 5 and 6 by the way this is really kool

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rollerdame made it!(author)2007-04-18

now pop these little beauties over some little white christmas lights and... ahhhhh : )

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KiTTi made it!(author)2006-06-21

Could you explain a little more between steps 6-7? I don't get it.
Also this was recently featured on MAKE: Blog. http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/06/origami_water_bomb.html

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Havoc481 made it!(author)2006-06-28

Between Steps 6 & 7 what you do is blow in the hole to inflate the water bomb

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pooboy made it!(author)2007-03-05

YOU CAN ALSO CUT THE HOLE BIGGER

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pooboy made it!(author)2007-03-05

DUDE THIS IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!

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