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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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

nice instructable dude, thanks alot

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

this is genius! rig it up wit an x acto blade and you've got a productive tool!!

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:(