Introduction: Paper Poppers

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this is a great new way to annoy everyone within earshot!!

Step 1: Materials

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a peice of paper. ya. thats it.

Step 2: Folding

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just fold the paper into 4ths. the short way. like in the pics.

then fold the whole thing in half so the loose end of the paper is on the inside.(last 2 pics).

Step 3: Poping!

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now here is the hard part to explain.

pull the two loose corners of the paper up and pinch the bottom corner below that.

your'e all set. now there should be two little pockets at the top of the popper. point that down, and hold it about at your ear.

now swing down so the air catches those pockets and "pops" them open. if you did it right it will create a loud bang.

if it didnt work, or it isnt very loud, try making the creases sharper, or swinging your arm harder.


madden mobile (author)2015-11-18

its so annoying to my teachers shes like WHO IS DOING THAT

ThaAWESOMEducttapeguy (author)2011-05-07

Haha annoys mah Japanese teacher she dont know who it is

memorylove (author)2011-01-31


bethanyj11 (author)2010-05-02

please help me i folded in forths then in half now wot

RedFlash (author)2009-08-30

Or you could get a popper , inflate it and jump on it!

unominame (author)2008-11-20

i used those HUGE construction paper sheets their LOUD you should try it

trenty996 (author)unominame2009-01-15

so if it's bigger it's better?

sharlston (author)trenty9962009-07-26


coolo52 (author)trenty9962009-05-23


coolo52 (author)unominame2009-05-23

I woke my brother at five o clock in the morning with a construction paper one. lol

DarkWolf58 (author)2009-06-26

I saw someone used this at school during lunch and I asked him how did you do that and the guy said You mean like this? While popping the paper in my face. An adult saw this happened and the guy got suspended for 4 weeks lol.

coolo52 (author)2009-05-23

awesmoe loud :)

Americanballer (author)2007-07-21


coolo52 (author)Americanballer2009-05-23

fold it in half so the folds are inside if that makes sense

did you try watching the vid?

which step? the actual popping? or the folding?

Charles IV (author)2007-10-28

mine aint very loud -cries-

coolo52 (author)Charles IV2009-05-23

use that big construction paper

jaknife1102 (author)Charles IV2007-11-15

once you build it, its all in the wrist flick. make sure the part that "pops" open is catching lots of air. good luck and have fun!

bigt4616 (author)2008-04-04

everyone was doing this last year at school and the teachers got so pissed off at us. they would tell us to throw the paper away and we would just make another.

owmeow (author)bigt46162009-05-19

my teach is the same dude

Paperworker99 (author)2009-04-25

i cant get it to work

stickybug (author)2009-03-08

Those paper poppers realy work......... I almost got kicked out of school for using it

ratna (author)2008-09-27


Tabbies101 (author)2008-07-11

Wow This is pretty cool! Thanks for posting it, now I can annoy people! YAY!

Superman13 (author)2008-03-08

Cool! The video really helped me figure out how to "pop" it.

monofono_2006 (author)2007-11-10

It's cool but there are easier and better ways.
If I'll have time, I'm going to make instructions...
But yours is cool too...

travis77 (author)2007-11-08

how do you make those two losse corners

jaknife1102 (author)travis772007-11-08

after you fold it in fourths, you fold it in half with the edge of the paper on the inside... does that make sense?

Wolfie42 (author)2007-06-13

MUHAHAHAHA i made one out of a big A1 sheet >:) My god i can't hear anything now... good fun really is thank for this i had forgoten how to do it :D!

jaknife1102 (author)Wolfie422007-06-13

glad u enjoyed it.

SeaLion (author)2007-06-06

I gave up after folding up a sausage roll lookalike...Though I'd like to have sausage roll for lunch tomorrow afternoon...=P

jaknife1102 (author)2007-05-31

i dont know if anyone has been having trouble making this, but to be sure, i posted a video (quicktime) on step 2.

hedgiehog (author)2007-05-30

OMG it makes a really nice bang, good to scare ppl. I'm gonna make a really big one MUHAHHAHAHAHAH *cough*

jarhead906 (author)2007-05-04

This isn't exactly "annoying" or "cool", you could easily make a louder noise by slamming your fist onto a table top XD. I DID get it to work after I used some common sense to fold it correctly. Still a clever idea though, don't get me wrong.

YarrBeApirate (author)2007-04-18

worked perfectly for me :D

casvandegoor (author)2007-03-18

I really liked to see, you took the effort to make this instructable

Z-and-B-inc (author)2007-03-13

i like it these things have a little bit of enjoyment

Name goes Here (author)2007-03-08

Pretty dumb no offense

Cryptickley (author)2007-03-06

:o I'm dumb and I don't know how to do it but its cool.

jaknife1102 (author)Cryptickley2007-03-06

i didnt explain it very well. try looking @ someone elses page.

turbonegro (author)2007-02-27

good stuff but i think i have seen a superior one someplace will try to find it and post here

PetervG (author)turbonegro2007-02-27

Too bad I'm doing it :P

TetsuoTW (author)PetervG2007-02-27

And not only that, you did it with a post made in proper English. Winner - you.

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