While bored at work, I came up with this idea while trying to shoot paperclips into my ceiling....Then I fell upon this. It only takes about 2 minutes and practically no money....unless you need to buy the "everyday materials." This is my first instructable, so please, let me know what you think.

Step 1: Materials

There are 3 basic materials that you will need to effectively make the amazing paperclip helicopter thingie.

1) Paperclip....DUH
I used a #1 size.

2) A Rubberband. Just the normal size will do.

3) Some medium weight tape. Masking tape is GRRRREAT!

<p>My boss just found it. I think I'm grounded from <a href="http://www.storagecommander.com" rel="nofollow">self storage software</a> for a while...</p>
<p>I did this at work today. Don't tell anyone at <a href="http://www.storagecommander.com" rel="nofollow">Storage Commander!</a></p>
<p>WOW! This works really well.</p>
I tried it and it didn't work!?
When I shot mine, it swirled around while in filght, both going up and down. I modded it to become a plane. It was epic.
how did u turn it into a plane? plz post an instructable on it... <br>with best compliments, <br>Death
same here but some times it twirled like krazy
Nice job bro, most IMPORTANT thing is: IT IS SAFE <br>
Nice! Project was fast and easy to do, with immediate results. Thanks!
awesome stuff man ! thanks for uploading it here !<br><br> with best compliments,<br> hrishiraj <br>
yet another object fattening my wallet, i used black tape and went outside to test but proved to hard to see and find in the dark, but enough time before heard hit seems to work
its a kool thing to do when board
just love it !<br>awesome work dude!!!!!!!<br>thanks : D
it was so freaking awesome
fun!! If you don't add the flag, the paper clip turns into an arrow! its awesome!
this is so cool!!!!!!! fun toy.<br />
Again, thank you all for the comments. I am kinda surprised people are having fun with something so simple.
showing everone how to make this. I LOVE IT
these things are awsome ima start puttin them in my wallet
Wow!! you really do have too much time on your hands!
this thing is awesome!
here is an idea "paper clip plane". p.s. it is super fun thank you!!
very nice i'ble. nice idea, too! works great, shoot hard. love it. do you happen to have any more ideas like this that you haven't published? if you do, please publish them.
sorry. I have had a block in my creativity. I am trying to think of a way to make it more noticeable, you will see the finished product in the next few monthes....I hope...
Thank you so much. I played with mine for hours!
This can be very dangerous if you bend the paperclip like this _ / \ / \ / \ / \ / / \ \ /_/ \_\ and launch it the same way. VERY DANGEROUS.
<sup> My picture got messed up </sup><br/>
this is awesome I like it Thanks
cool this is a fun thing to shoot into other peoples cubicles
This is AWESOME! also if ur bored take the flag off and aim it at someone. it hurts like a beotch. (i am NOT responsible if you hurt someone or something with it like this)
this is so cool u should make other things like this.(thanks for makeing it so easy to make)
awsome works perfectly AMAZING!!
Great helicopter and awesome instructable!
Excellent. My brother is delighted to chase these around the backyard. +1 from me!
This is complete awesomeness!! Please make some more stuff!!
Thank you, as you can see, I have a lot of time on my hands.
yea as do i

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