Introduction: Super Simple Joke Land Mine

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This is a very simple prank that has a nice pop when steped on and is reloadable.
Oh and this is only my second intructable so merry christmas

Step 1: What You Need

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you need,

1.string bomb/cracker.(fairly cheap and similar to confetti popers, got mine from at 69cents for 36)

2.metal wire coat hanger.(plastic ones will not work, plastic coated metal might work)

3.wire cutters

Step 2: Bend the Coat Hanger

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Take the hook of the hanger and use your hands to bend it arond 90*(degrees)like shown in the picture

Step 3: Make Groves in the Hanger

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Use the wire cutters to make grooves in the hook of the hanger

Step 4: Bend the Hanger

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Bend the hager as shown in the picture and lock it in the groves

Step 5: Add the String Bomb

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Tie one end of the string to the hook and the other to the rest of the hanger.Do not give the sting much slack to make shure the cracker pops.

Step 6: Blank

To set it off step on it or you could possibly throw it.

Step 7: Video (new and Better One on Top)

here is a video


Darkshot (author)2007-11-15

ok.....first of all let me point out all the stuff you sadly mistakened....first of all its to big and someone would see it a mile away...second this is very unsafe and could get you fired FROM YOUR JOB!....and third wow....arnt firecrackers illegal?...fourth thats a pritty big flame maybe enough to catch on somones cloaths and start a fire? well...i hope i was "constructive" and within the "be nice" policie....sorry if i offended u...

Genflag (author)Darkshot2007-11-21

it is true that this isn't very stealthy, and it could get you fired. But except in a few places, firecrackers aren't illegal, except in a few states like New York, and maybe a few countries in Europe. Also, those aren't real firecrackers, those are more like cap gun rounds then anything. And from experience, this won't catch anything on fire, though thats not a guaranty.

112251919112 (author)Genflag2010-07-31

Ya, there the explosives in party poppers but no confetti. :/

Yellow84 (author)Genflag2007-12-29

It wont catch anything on fire because it is just a small party popper charge, it isn't capable of putting out enough heat for anything to catch fire

Darkshot (author)Genflag2007-11-24

cool! i see all your points :)

SG1Oniell (author)Darkshot2008-09-02

firecrackers are legall in some places!

wenpherd (author)SG1Oniell2008-12-15

like TN

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shadow12952 (author)2007-05-07

i went to that site and couldnt find any??

pyro22 (author)shadow129522007-05-08

link there is a link to it. sorry should hav said that cannonfuse calls them booby traps.

frog pop (author)pyro222010-05-29

they dont have them anymore

cheesynerd (author)2007-02-24

does anyone know where i can get a ton of those string-pulling-firework-type-things for not a lot of money?

frog pop (author)cheesynerd2010-05-29

in NZ you can get them at petes emporium

mspark400 (author)cheesynerd2007-03-29

prety much parades, and pennslyvania, everywhere they have fireworks they are very very cheap (like 25 cents for like a box of 20 or so)

Yellow84 (author)mspark4002007-12-29

or any local party stores even have them some times like safeway

bad apple (author)cheesynerd2007-05-29

chinatown in san francisco. 6 cents a box

altaria1993 (author)2007-06-29

no it doens't, it bangs...

d2j5 (author)altaria19932009-02-28

nice use of words lol, and yeah its doesnt suck

henkow (author)d2j52009-06-06

Speaking of sucking 'punkrockerwithmadskills' did you think that name up yourself? Are you 10? But what really sucks is making a land mine that actually blows peoples legs off, APRIL FOOLS! Your missing the practical joke point of this instructable. Blowing peoples legs off isn't a funny prank

Seanqw3 (author)2009-03-16

lol some narb probably flagged the better video because it was "harmful" or something. After watching the second one, i can see why you would want to make a new vid. lol

Seanqw3 (author)2009-03-16

I made it. works nicely. One recommendation would be to add maybe copperwire to the top of the hanger where the grooves are. (wrap it around the hanger) so the it doesn't slip as easily.

d2j5 (author)2009-02-28

nice, i made one and it worked really good.

turner22 (author)2009-02-19

right now i am riggnig this up with a slipknot to catch birds and stuff...hope it works. awesome idea, tho.

hyperphreak (author)2009-01-23

U guys DO know that the vid with the big flame is totally unrelated right? BTW these are GREAT for tying one end to a small object (medium sized plastic pearl) and taping that end to a doorframe and tying other end to doorknob (easy in europe we´ve got lever like knobs...) and wait... BANG! SCREAM! possible wailing due to minor burns due to idiotic way of opening door... DU`H (openning sligtly wrapping hand around door grabbing string then openning door...)

pyro_fan_ryan (author)2009-01-22


LaxLuvr (author)2008-07-18

r those illegal in maine cuz i just bought 177 boxes of em

imthereal (author)LaxLuvr2009-01-01

i respect you now..

W1ccaboy (author)LaxLuvr2008-07-19

Yes they are, along with Piranhas but both can be bought next door (NH) provided you can get them back in, I would reccomend using 202 instead of 95, less tolls, less cops, everyones happier.

juneapaluna (author)W1ccaboy2008-08-20

Are you sure? Because I live in Maine and found some of them here in a store.

LaxLuvr (author)juneapaluna2008-08-28

I have found them in maine too, but about 3 months later the fire department took'em all away from the store

peanutthegreat (author)2008-05-14

okay, darkshot, first, quit nitpicking, second, its an awsome idea and have you ever been lit on fire by a firecracker? no, i didnt think so.

rabbitkillrun (author)2008-03-20

top video is broken...

pyrotechnicgenius (author)2008-01-06

sweet i'll try it some time looks like it'll work thnx

Mr.A2Z (author)2007-11-28

Darkshot, SHUT YER MOUTH! This is Fawesome!

icedog515 (author)2007-04-25

cheesy i got something like that a carnivle/fair in my neighborhood.theyr little balls filled with sumthin then you throw em at sumthin then they explode. ok im done.

AMalePoet (author)icedog5152007-08-02

Ever unrap Snappers or throw fire works that are not lit into a papper napkin? A whole box worth is a bigger bang. Twist the napkin tight so the stuff is nice and cozy.

Strong Sad (author)2006-11-04

what's a string bomb?

bad apple (author)Strong Sad2007-06-01

a little cardboard tube with strings on each end that explodes when you pull both strings

Ever hear of a party-popper? It pops when you pull a string out of the end of it.

blackbird451 (author)2007-03-01

You could also apply this idea to a mouse trap so you would know when mice are in your house.

PikesPeak (author)blackbird4512007-05-30

Instant mouse pate. Yummmmmy.

agent harmsy (author)2007-05-26

how is this k'nex?

atomichuman (author)2007-05-25

wats with the fire pic? i don't get it is sounds dumb.

SONofAnamVET (author)2007-03-15

wo ok i use thos booby trap string pull things for reenactments just put ur grenade were u want it take your trip wire and attach it to were ever and tie 1 end of the string to the pen on the grenade and th other to the trip wire when its stepped on it pops

pyro22 (author)2007-02-28

new vid added. mutch better than the last and is a how-to.


silentdeath (author)2007-02-26

would it hurt if you had bare feet?

pyro22 (author)silentdeath2007-02-27

probaly not but i wouldnt want to step on the middle part of it it has a hook there and might break the mine by bending it. try not to let people with bare feet step on it just to be sure.

pyro22 (author)2007-02-24

also i will have a better video up soon so check later on today

pyro22 (author)2007-02-24

I would recommend 36 for 69 cents. but look around because i havent checked

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