Introduction: Pocket Scrolls

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Ever get in tragic accident and wanted to write your last will? Ever wanted to leave a short, yet totally awesome note in someones jacket pocket for them to discover? Or have you ever wanted to brush up on your caligraphy while waiting at the doctors office?
With the pocket scrolls you can do all that and more! Plus, they look so cute when you pull them out of your pocket. Best of all, they're supper easy to make and relatively cheap.

Step 1: Materials

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The only things you will need for this instructable is:
Any straight, round, tiny piece of wood (I used skewers)
Glue (Any kind, but preferably something strong)
Imagination (Hopefully I will be publishing instructable for pocket-sized imagination soon)

Step 2: First Step: Design

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Before you even think of what you want your scroll to say, you must make it look fabulous first. And the best way to do that is with an awesome border on the edge of the paper. If your having trouble coming up with an idea for a border, or simply can't bring it to life then you should do what I did. All you have to do is look up guitar strap designs put it on a word processor. Make sure that there is two designs and that they are at lest an inch apart. Print it out and it should look like this.

P.S. FYI, I did multiple ones, just so you know.

Step 3: Second Step: Getting Ready

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Cut out your designs from the paper so it's a long strip of paper with a boder on both sides. Also, you should go ahead and cut off a small piece of wood from your skewers. I suggest you do that after you have cut out the design, since the wood will have to be a little longer than the paper on both sides.

Step 4: Third Step: Putting It All Together

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Now what were going to do is get the paper on the wood. I suggest to wrap one end of the paper arround the wood just so it gets the general shape. After that, go ahead and put glue on the end of the paper that you pre-curled and wrap it around the wood so that there is an even length of wood on both sides. There is likely to be a little mess left over, so go ahead and do some clean up, then let it dry.

Step 5: Final Step: Write

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Now all you have to do is write to your hearts content, or at least until you run out of paper. There, your done! Easy, right? There are numerous uses for the scrolls such as:
Last will
Cheating on test
SOS message
Passing notes
Creating Ninjustu
Practice some pocket caligraphy
And many, many more

So have fun with your new, cute lil scrolls.
P.S. I'm entering the pocket-sized contest. Please vote if you liked it!


Byakuya Uzumaki made it! (author)2015-02-12

This is great, I never thought of this. I'm guessing I can enlarge this t ok make a real size scroll? lol thanks for the instructable

msimon-horton (author)2011-09-10

This was really good! I made a tiny little scroll! yaa~y!

orangewolf22 (author)2009-07-06

by your profile image i thought you were a One Piece fan?

Edge (author)orangewolf222009-07-09

i otaku

smd75jr (author)Edge2010-07-14

Otaku FTW!!!!

msimon-horton (author)smd75jr2011-09-10

Agreed! Otakus forever, baby!

Mario_Killer (author)2011-04-05

quick ques. how were you able to keep them closed

cbenda1 (author)Mario_Killer2011-06-20

you do know you can just use twine

MoreMagical (author)2010-11-06

i just went do an naruto wiki, went to summoning jutsu, en copied the japanese name, then put it sideways on it.. looks aweomse and actually means something ;)

red.baron (author)2009-07-08

What if you poured gunpowder into the paper, rolled it into a scroll around a stick with a 5-second fuse taped to it, lit the fuse, and threw it? I wonder if it would shatter into somewhat of a firecracker (like the ones that go into the sky, since the stuff you see is actually just burning paper) or would cause it to unroll super quickly? I think the first one would be awesome. This only goes to show you how many countless uses can come from a general-purpose scroll!

smd75jr (author)red.baron2010-07-14

Ahhhh, and we get ever closer to the paperbomb

Tayl90mm (author)red.baron2009-08-20

your brilliant ideas intrigue me red baron. how may i be of assistance? lol

corey_caffeine (author)red.baron2009-07-08

the stuff you see is really burning salts

Edge (author)red.baron2009-07-08

Your brilliant ideas scare me red.baron. If you do end up doing it, tell me what happens.

THECHINABOY (author)2010-05-13

i made some and cut yarn so it would looke like a riben

bobert610 (author)2009-07-06

Pervy sage!!! NARUTO FTW Summoning jutsu!

orangewolf22 (author)bobert6102009-07-06


THECHINABOY (author)orangewolf222010-05-13

COOL!!!! 5 *.

bigfangirl (author)bobert6102009-07-07

rofl. i actually got the reference

alexer (author)2009-07-09

Hey I really like your scrolls :-) but i gotta ask, do you know any good site for the guitar straps designs? I have looked on google but there isnt any straight ones like on the paper!

THECHINABOY (author)Mr.Sandman2010-05-13

you can just save the pic thats above

Near24 (author)2010-03-05

 These are so cool and should attract all naruto fans.  Great idea by the way.  Good Job! ; )

~Z~ (author)2010-02-28

 HOW DO YOU DRAW SHARINGANS???? Me and my friends were trying and they looked super ugly

Mplinnc (author)2010-01-16


Noitoen (author)2009-07-09

Nice little logbook for micro geocaches :)

hawkfrost64 (author)Noitoen2009-10-28

exactly what I was thinking. I thought about hiding some around my school, like a treasure hunt. it would be awesome 

speeddemon93 (author)Noitoen2009-07-09

Dude, very nice idea, I think I'm gonna use that!

Tayl90mm (author)speeddemon932009-08-20


Iridium7 (author)2009-10-23

 the pne that I made is not pocket sized. it's pill sized.

hornbadoing (author)2009-10-13

48^th Comment!!!

sk8master (author)2009-09-10

how did you make the sharingan so nice

yusuf786 (author)2009-09-04

Wow Cool Idea...Did I See A Sharingan...!

boghda (author)2009-08-25

i noticed the sharingaaaaaaaaaaaaan dattebayo

ac-dc (author)2009-07-09

Great idea, I've longed for a way to never be without toilet paper.

Tayl90mm (author)ac-dc2009-08-20


Toxicity (author)2009-07-28

Thanks a bunch for the cool idea. I am making an instructable and am planning to use this in it. of course i plan to give credit to you . I have a question- How Would you keep it from unravelling?

Tayl90mm (author)Toxicity2009-08-20

you might use those tiny rubber bands from braces. if you want something more permanent though i would suggest a tiny drop of superglue.

zauziii (author)2009-08-07

I used a bundle of toothpicks and taped them together.

Edge (author)2009-07-20

Vote for me in the Pocket-sized contest please.

daninja (author)2009-07-07

Radioactive lightsabers????????

GEEK1 (author)daninja2009-07-18

I know its just hilarious! radioactive lightsabers????

orangewolf22 (author)daninja2009-07-17

WOOT! it's about time!

garrett10 (author)2009-07-16

i put rubber bands around mine

nikkie6606 (author)2009-07-12

I use a long strip of paper

nikkie6606 (author)2009-07-12

thx 4 uploading this instructable me and my sis will be doing it.

caco caco (author)2009-07-11

naruto--uzumaki--barrier !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dkfa (author)2009-07-06

What if the scroll burns with you in a fire accident?

Edge (author)dkfa2009-07-06

Just use your water jutsu scroll to put the fire out.

gannon12raiders (author)Edge2009-07-11


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