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Materials:

Multiple packages of tongue depressors.

A large space

Cost: Under $10

Time needed: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Step 1: Beginning the Weave Pattern

Take two popsicle sticks. One of the sticks will face downwards and the other stick will be facing upwards. Place the up stick over the down stick at an acute angle forming an "x" shape.

This will become the base of your stick bomb; Make sure the two sticks aren't too close to each other otherwise the stick bomb will not be proportionate and will cause you more problems throughout the bomb.

Step 2: Step 2: Continuing the Weave Pattern

The up stick that you just placed upon the down stick will now become the new down stick of the next weave. Place your finger on the center of the sticks where the first two popsicle sticks connect with each other. Taking a new popsicle stick (this will become the new up stick) place one end of the stick underneath the first down stick and weave it over the first up stick.

Step 3: Step 3: Continuing the Weaves

Continue this weaving pattern taking a new popsicle stick and weaving it underneath the most recent popsicle. Repeat with the weaving pattern starting underneath one popsicle stick and placing it over the adjacent popsicle stick.

Step 4: Finishing the Bomb

Once your bomb is as long as you want it to be, take one last popsicle stick and weave it through the last three exposed popsicle stick ends.

To release the bomb, remove the first 'down' popsicle stick from the start of your bomb and let it rip.

<p>Very nicely presented! I used to make these all the time when I was a kid. Always fun!</p>

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