Introduction: The Paper Clip Wiligig
this is a super simple 4 step toy, you only need tape, a paper clip, a pencil eraser, and a pocket knife. If made correctly, this toy will spin for a good second on the floor after coming down. lets get started!
Step 1: The Paper Clip
take a paper clip, and set it flat on a table (counter, whatever). now take the small inner loop, and at the half way point, bend it up 90 degrees. so it looks like this: _I_ (in a rough sense).
Step 2: The Tape
now, flip the paper clip so that the bend is down and put 4" of tape, folded over, on opposite sides of the flat piece, one piece of tape on the right side, facing away from you. and one piece on the left, facing towards you.
Step 3: The Eraser
now cut a small hunk of eraser, and make a parallel grove on two opposite sides of the eraser. slip the eraser in between the two sides of the small loop, making sure the sides go into the notches, and volia! you're done!
Step 4: Fly It!
drop this from as high as you can, then tell me how it works! Don't get dizzy! :-D