Introduction: Jumping Paper Clip

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A jumping paper clip that jumps about 4 feet

*note* this is my frist instructables so follow a long plz

Step 1: Supplies

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>Paper clip

>Two hands


Step 2: Bending

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You need to bend the paper clip for it to jump 4 feed

Step 1: Fold to a V

Step 2: Fold to a triangle

Step 3: Seting It Up

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Your paper clip should like somewhat like mine.

Step 1:Bend back the to parts that are not together(note opposite way.

Step 2:bend back and hook them together. like the pic

Step 3: Slam on a flat surface


cj360 (author)2007-09-14

mine one flies for only 1 foot. why isnt it flying like you said.

kablamo (author)cj360 2009-03-05

usually depens on the sixe and metal type of papaerclip. i uses a titaniym and it went bout 6 feet

Naruvatar (author)2008-06-08

there is an easier way to do this

footballgirl004 (author)2007-08-14

i was messing around with them and i threw and i cant find it

pyro22 (author)2007-02-17

cool but it is already on here multiple times

LarrySDonald (author)2007-02-16

We'd usually call them "texas grasshoppers" in school. When made from non-plastic-covered paperclips they'll often pop just from falling on their side and can make handy (though obviously mostly harmless) booby traps - set them and lean them against a hidden side of objects people are likely to pick up or move like books, pop/beer cans, etc. Once they lift/move them - SNAP.

Fenwick (author)2007-02-15

Ha, I love these! These are really fun, especially if you get a really sturdy one; they fly!

Vertigo666 (author)2007-02-15

my friend Dalton's been trying to get this for ages. i see there's a new look to the explore page.

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