15 Second Paper Screamer

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Intro: 15 Second Paper Screamer

This is my first instructable, so I thought I'd do something simple. Sorry for the lack of any actual photographs; my camera lost its will to live and dove off the table... I hope my crude 'Paint' drawings will suffice.

This may be common knowledge. Feel free to let me know if my instructable is completely worthless. Here we go...

Step 1: Rectangulatin'

You'll need a small rectangle of paper. Size and precision are not important here (you don't even need scissors, just tear it out). 2 inches by 4 inches works well.

Step 2: Halves and Quarters

Fold the paper in half width-wise, then fold the ends to the center crease. You should end up with something like this:

Step 3: Notch It...

Tear a couple of notches in the center crease. Size and number of notches are not crucial...

Step 4: Blow!

Place the center crease between your index and middle fingers so that the center section extends outward. Press against your mouth as shown. Blow! You'll have to experiment a little with the gap between your fingers, but when you get it right, it'll scream! These are VERY loud.

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    Neu5412

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I tried it. It didn't work, or maybe it's just me????

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    mmorbo

    3 years ago on Introduction

    this is awesome and extremely easy! thank you so much :D I'm off to annoy the whole city

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    CamelMoose

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome! Thanks so much but could you add a tip to hold it? Its quite to know how to blow but...

    For those people who don't know how to blow into it properly follow this (It's easier) :

    1) Hold it landscape (opposite to the picture).
    2) Hold it with 2 hands and DON'T squeeze just hold firmly.
    3) BLOW!

    That way it should work =D 

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    lycoris3

    9 years ago on Introduction

    love'n it love'n it love'n it!!!!!!!!!!! my sisters don't though.....mwah ha ha ha ha!!!!! thanks for the instructable!!!!

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    LSP

    9 years ago on Introduction

    A piece of plastic does pretty much the same thing but you can experiment with the size of the holes and produce different pitches. Nice, I'll teach this to my students the next time we do some paper project and we have bits of paper. Ought to annoy the other teachers like hell but the kids are gonna love it. Sure the look isn't great but the idea is. Keep it up.

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    linkmaster03

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I made it, but how do you hold it? I don't quite understand the last step. I'd be very grateful if you could help me. :)

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    I might possibly be able to help you. O K. It is sort of hard to tell you I would have to show you. ANYWAY, you hold it like this: _/\_ With your fingers on the sides HERE->_/\_<- And Here. A good illustration would be to look up the insructable paper whistle on the picture shown is how you should hold this one. This is for if I am confusing the crap out of you. Then(we are back in how to hold the screamer) You just move your fingers together and apart until the screamer makes a high pitch squealing noise.

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    OGaskin

    11 years ago on Introduction

    this whistle is very annoying i used it in class long story short a fight ensued and one kid is in jail the other suspended effective, eh?

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    A good name

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I wouldn't say it's pointless, just way too simple. Maybe make an entire instructable about things that you can make out of paper when you're bored. :P

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    sideways

    10 years ago on Introduction

    LOL!! It works great after playing around for a min or two. I have a new way to annoy people!