Popsicle Stick Switchblade

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Introduction: Popsicle Stick Switchblade

Along with paper airplanes my dad made these for me all the time when I was younger. Simple fun switchblades you came make with just 3 Popsicle sticks and 2 Rubber Bands.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

What you need:
3 Popsicle Sticks
2 Rubber bands

Options:
Wire cutters

Step 2: Making the Blade

Cut about an inch off the end of one stick. Making a sharp point is optional.

Step 3: Making the Switch

Next you will want to cut 1.25" piece off the second stick. And then cut another smaller piece off the longer end about a 1/4 will do.

Step 4: Assembly

The image shows how the knife will be laid out.

Step 5: Attach the Blade

Wrap rubber band around the blade and handle. Not to tight, the blade must be able to rotate 180 degrees.

Step 6: Assembling the Switch

Place the small 1/4" piece on the handle then put the 1.25" piece on top. And wrap with the rubber band.

Step 7: Operating the Knife

Rotate the blade, squeeze the switch open and clasp the blade.

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21 Discussions

dagnabbit no popsicle sticks!!!!! =(

Awesome but is it legal because it is still a switch blade but wooden

thats the fricken coolsest thing ever, super simple and fun

thx it took me a 1/2 hour to get the last part right

thats a really good idea! i'll probably make one next time i have popsicle sticks haha :)

dood that's exactly wat i did but it wasn't really useful cuz i couldn't cut any thing with it. it was fun to open tho!

i sorry but its so hard to get it right its either too hard or too loose I got so mad i broke mine in half:(

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This will work so well in my popsicle stick nija war that my friend and I are going to have. We've got throwing stars and ultimate ninja katanas. The swords are life sized and I may post them.

You can also strap it on to your wrist and use it as an assassins creed hidden blade.

i live in texas so switchblades r 100% legal and so r butterfly knives.

I just made one of these and thier soo simple to make. But yet so fun to use. =D

My dad's a pilot, and he brought one back from one of his trips. It said polish switch blade on the box so I assumed they came from Poland. Anyway, I sometimes make them but I don't sharpen them and I use a clothespin.

I used to make these all the time and had forgotten about them as an adult. Thanks for bringing back some good childhood memories!

Oh man! I remember making these in grade school. That was way before zero tolerance. Thanks for the blast from the past!