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The term "Stick bomb" is used to describe a broad category of kinetic art. A stick bomb can be almost anything that is constructed from flat sticks that are woven together and held under pressure. When a key stick is removed the entire structure flies apart. Designs range from simple single cell bombs that you can hold in your hand to massive chains and grids that are made of thousands of sticks.

In this project, I am going show you how to make a few classic stick bomb designs. So put on your safety glasses and let's get started.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Here is a video walkthrough of the project.

<p>The cobra weave bomb doesn't work, but the long square bomb does. Thanks for the great idea!</p>
<p>Make sure that you set off the cobra weave in the right direction.</p>
<p>I can't figure out how to make it. </p>
<p>amazing... simply amazing</p>
<p>speechless</p>
Project for class today taken care of. Thank you!!
<p>Thanks for this! My students created this today using this as a guide to help us!</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSTnSrfpP00&amp;feature=youtu.be</p>
<p>Awesome! Thank you for sharing.</p>
love it!!! B)
<p>Wow! I should try them! :-)</p>
<p>This is a pretty neat stick bomb video.</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ9InhEKu0</p>
<p>Great instructable! It is very informative.</p>
that is very cool! the clever lever could be made into a very messy situation if you use poker chips instead of blocks..... though less stable.
<p>Never heard of those type of bombs! But they seem fun! Have to try them with a little boy in the archeryclub... He will be &quot;Ohhhhh....&quot; :D</p><p>If you plan on going serious for a small price, Aliexpress has some good offers on those sticks like <a href="http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Wooden-Popsicle-Sticks-DIY-Craft-Tool-Wooden-Spatula-Ice-Cream-Stick-size-93-10/1389244414.html" rel="nofollow"> http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Wood...</a></p>
<p>This so a cool art form. It looks like it's really fun to set off. Thanks for sharing!</p>

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