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
<p>sexy</p><p>and stupid</p>
did you get it from &quot;easy origami&quot; by john montroll
nice but to easy
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 <a rel="nofollow" href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=nZskLP8Q7AY">paper jet engine</a><br/>
when i did it, my friend is watching. I sill it w/gas, light it, and POP... &quot;OUCH!&quot; It shot forward, curved, and hit my friend in the corner of the eye
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
oh yes that's so safe :P
how do you do it<br /> <br />
would the water drench the paper? making it kinda usless?
not if used immediately. and you could also try making it out of wax paper.<br />
i like it but add more details i can't seem to make it please fix it
I made out of wax paper exploded pretty good and water didn't affect tie shape or performance
nice post, but.... there wasnt that much explanation to the pictures, but still, gj
Oh thats so easy i learned that in the therd grade!!!!
or mabey hes a teacher that teaches third grade. so he may have learned it at any time
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
Filling it with gas is porbaly... stupid' (Great idea mine works great)
water + paper= soggy paper<br/>
this is copied from an origami book. it's called the balloon, but you could fill it with water. smart idea anyways.
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.
.........ahh sick fold corners ect. ect!!!!!!.....
mine workers its so cool!!!!!!!! the blow bit is the coolest
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.
lol the instructable shows you how to make them wrong anyway
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-water-balloon.html">http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-water-balloon.html</a> THIS is the good site (it has one too and a dimond and alot more)<br/>
that is true
ii lovee it! it is soo cool to make but i havent tried filling it with water yet...
mine doesnt hold water it just falls appart
Try making it out of foil, or laminated paper. Sometimes card paper works
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.
Thats Pretty Cool
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.
ive known this for gaes.
i have no clue how to do this
With a variation on half of the ballon, you can make a rabbit...Have to remember how and post!
you should add a video on how to make it
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!!!
The fold in the 3rd image is very hard to understand could you by any chance siplify this for me?
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) <br/><br/> ~DEZIRE @(&gt;_&lt;)@<br/>
i find this quite complicated. can't do yet. best sight on how to do though i think.
can u plz explain a little more between step 5 and 6 by the way this is really kool
now pop these little beauties over some little white christmas lights and... ahhhhh : )
Could you explain a little more between steps 6-7? I don't get it.<br/>Also this was recently featured on MAKE: Blog. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/06/origami_water_bomb.html">http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/06/origami_water_bomb.html</a><br/>
Between Steps 6 & 7 what you do is blow in the hole to inflate the water bomb

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