Introduction: The Office Booby Trap (Part 2)!

This design is similar to The Office Booby Trap by PocketSized but with a new twist! Instead of shooting a sharp object at someone this scars the crap out of them when they shut the door !!!!

Step 1: Materials

- Piece of cardboard
- 2 Rubber band
- 2 Big paper clips
- Thumb tack
- Needle Nose pilers
- Piece of string
- Masking tape
- Balloon

Step 2: Assembly

- Take one of the paper clips and unbend it to 90 degrees.
- At the point loop it to form a circle (see picture)
- Now take the thumb tack and put it in the big loop on the paper clip.
- Twist the end around it a couple times to secure it.
- Now rip off two pieces of tape both about two inches long.
- Attach one on the bottom and the other one on the top as shown in the picture.

Step 3: The Base

- take the piece of card board and put the two rubber bands on it eack 1-1/2 inches from the end.
- Tape one of them on the ends to the card board.
- on the opposite end tape the paper clip / thumb tack down as shown.

Step 4: The Trigger

Just like The Office Booby Trap, Part 2 has some what of a trigger.

-Take the other paper clip and cut a 2 inch piece off of it,
-Bend one end like a hook and one end as shone in the picture
-On the rubber band that is not taped down hook the trigger on. Make sure the rounded top point is facing the paper clip / thumb tack.
-Tape down the rubber band close to the trigger.
-Now take your needle nose pliers and crimp it to the rubber band.
-Take the string and tie it twice near the middle of the trigger.
-Now pull the other rubber band over the thumbtack / paper clip as shown.

Step 5: Set Up

As in the Office Booby Trap you need a place to set it up at. behind an OPEN door is best.

-Now tape the Trap down behind the door.
-Tape the string to the door.
-Set the trigger.
-Blow up the balloon and tape it close to the thumb tack.
-Now all you have to do is wait for your unsuspecting victim. Hahahahaha!!!!!

Special thanks to PocketSized for the approval to have a sequel to one of his instructable The Office Booby Trap.


Emperor+Towhid made it!(author)2014-10-29

Can I catch mice with this

sci4me made it!(author)2011-06-06


yusuf786 made it!(author)2010-04-17

hey this was a cool trap but is there a *Painful* trap ?

ducktape.mac made it!(author)2010-07-14

yes you have a wonderful question... is there a painful trap?

yusuf786 made it!(author)2010-07-16

thanks looks like we are having the same motive on the *painful trap* :P

ducktape.mac made it!(author)2010-07-17

yeah i mean whats the point of having a booby trap that doesn't make people ruin their pants or actually really hurts.

popcorn4lunch made it!(author)2011-02-10

lol agreed

yusuf786 made it!(author)2010-07-19

haha ur 100% correct ! :)

behme made it!(author)2010-10-21


Evilbubble made it!(author)2008-01-06

Really cool idea but you can get the same effect by taking the explosive out of a party popper and taping the string to the door and the lil "popper" to the frame (this can leave marks) but its louder and leaves no evidence other than a bit of tape and string .

stale56 made it!(author)2009-01-02

this a late response but, u can fill it with airsoft bullets or knex peices or anything else, then rig it so that wen somebody walks on something, it goes off and hits them

kctrooper made it!(author)2010-02-25

sweet idea

Charger_06 made it!(author)2008-01-07

cool ill have to try it

gt11182 made it!(author)2009-05-27

that didn't work

Derin made it!(author)2008-10-07


IronMaidenRules made it!(author)2008-05-28


paulgeering made it!(author)2007-12-23

"this scars the crap out of them" Did you mean "scares"?

pyroman50 made it!(author)2008-03-23

well it does scar the crap out of you too

Charger_06 made it!(author)2007-12-24

yea srry

jakezcop made it!(author)2007-12-26

LOL, It says Booby! (:D

Goodhart made it!(author)2007-12-23

If you made the base heavier, you might be able to use this on floors that can not be taped to very well (carpeting?)

Charger_06 made it!(author)2007-12-23

plz leav commets

GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-23

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY BALLOON!! :-O haha cool instructable.

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