# Some origami... thats actually useful

5 Steps
This is a paper baloon. It involves blowing.

If you want to, you can make a pyramid shaped ballon, which i will explain later. (also involves blowing)

if you make a waxpaper or tinfoil one it will hold water better.
(Keep in mind, those also involve blowing)

You could fill these up with strike anywhere matches easy, and it will light on fire. (that involves blowing and throwing)

EDIT: I've included an additional diagram to help those who are, well lets just put it this way: "origamically challenged." As you can see, folding diagonals will help make a smoother transition

I personally don't go through the trouble of folding the extra diagonals, I just crease the diagonals while the figure is being folded.

thanks to http://www.folds.net/tutorial/bases/waterbomb/wb_base_diagrams.html for the extra pic
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## Step 1: Paper

for paper you will need a square... bigger square, bigger balloon
smaller square, smaller balloon

for the pyramid balloon, go to the last few steps.

the best way to make a square is just to fold a top corner down so on the opposite side, it is flat. (excuse the image, i did it on paint)

Cut it off at the bottom and unfold
Mr. Thrak (author) says: Jun 16, 2009. 7:07 PM
as a clarification... the middle of the two side edges will end up on top of the middle of the bottom edge, and the middle of the top edge pretty much just folds down onto the bottom.
rosierockz says: Jun 16, 2009. 9:53 AM
waaah i don't get it
skater2 says: May 5, 2009. 2:32 AM
I don't like this
El Mano says: Feb 4, 2009. 3:56 PM
I got the cube form to work, but the pyramid eludes me. I don,t get "do step 2, only with a little thing sticking out of the bottom". Could you post a picture?
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to El ManoFeb 4, 2009. 4:32 PM
The trick is to use a normal sheet of paper. the modified waterbomb base should have two flaps of paper sticking out (this is the paper that would normally be cut if you made a square.
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to Mr. ThrakFeb 4, 2009. 4:34 PM
then, fold the flaps up as you would do with a normal waterbomb, creating a kite figure. There will then be a small trapezoidal flap sticking out of each new triangle that you folded. Push those inside the opening of the top of the triangle. then blow through the more pointed end
Radioactv Biohazard says: Jan 24, 2009. 7:22 PM
I think you liked saying "this involves blowing."
hannahheartsyou says: Sep 19, 2008. 10:18 PM
i exprimented and found out you can wrap small presents in these
Jun 21, 2008. 5:44 AM
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This is how to make it useful. Er...um....at least fun!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Explosion/
FireCrazyAlchemist says: May 25, 2008. 4:22 PM
you could cut off the top and tape and attach a candle and it will be a hot air paper balloon
FireCrazyAlchemist says: May 25, 2008. 4:18 PM
good job and thats cool with the prymid
raykholo says: May 5, 2008. 7:09 PM
im going to make an led paper lantern sort of thing with this balloon idea thnks and its pretty cool check back later i will try to make an instructable will post link...
JWADD says: Jan 4, 2008. 2:11 PM
Do you care if i use your instructable for something?
Well for another instructable.
sure why not.. just be sure to mention me :)
Spense09 says: Dec 9, 2007. 8:10 PM
its also a waterbomb you could fill it with water and throw it hard
waverider894 says: Aug 10, 2007. 6:14 PM
Say that you have to fold the side creases should be align with the bottom crease you forgot the diagonal creases too...
mastercheeser says: May 8, 2007. 5:39 PM
please completely re explain step two. with pictures
fishycobo says: Mar 23, 2007. 5:42 PM
MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
eon789 says: Jan 16, 2007. 12:15 PM
almost all origami stuff found on this site you can find in a book.
LasVegas says: Jan 4, 2007. 6:39 PM
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to LasVegasJan 5, 2007. 6:09 PM
:| I didn't notice that one... This is my very first instructable too! If you think I copied you, you thought wrong. I learned this thing while I was in China! Plus, mine's in 5 steps and I added an easier version
LasVegas in reply to Mr. ThrakJan 5, 2007. 6:40 PM
No problem at all... I just thought I'd point out that it had been posted. Perhaps yours will clear confusion when using mine and vise-verse. This was also my first instructable and as it would happen... There was another before mine that turns out to be surprisingly similar.

Origami Water Bomb

Good Instructable by the way, but it would be nice to see some photos... Oh... And your's is incorporating 2 steps in each of 1, 2, 3 and 4. Your step five is "Alternate Forms."
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to LasVegasJan 5, 2007. 6:57 PM
yeah yeah... oh well
Mr. Thrak (author) says: Jan 5, 2007. 6:10 PM
Thank you :D btw, do you happen to live in indiana? cuz I know someone named aiden
supes says: Jan 5, 2007. 5:02 PM
Can you explain step 5 again for the pyramid one...I dont get it...
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to supesJan 5, 2007. 6:06 PM
basically, you fold the regular sheet of paper as you would the square, except theres a little extra paper at the bottom of the triangle. Then, you fold the sides up basically the same as the square one, and fold the sides into the center again. Then,fold the little pieces of paper that are above the two main triangles down in to the big triangles.
Mr. Thrak (author) in reply to Mr. ThrakJan 5, 2007. 6:07 PM
Did I forget blow?
aiden120000 says: Jan 5, 2007. 2:33 PM
nice paint skills!