Clackers


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Introduction: Clackers

Everyone remembers the clackers, in this instructable I'll show you how to make a pair.

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Step 1: Materials

Materials-
Tennis balls x2
2 feet of string

Tools-
Hammer
Nail
Flat head screwdriver

Step 2: The Stabbing

Poke a hole into the tennis ball with a hammer and a nail. Repeat for the 2nd tennis ball.

Step 3: Insert Here

Before you put the string in tie a knot at both ends of the string. To get the string in push it in with a flat head screwdriver. Repeat for the 2nd tennis ball.

Step 4: Enjoy

Enjoy your new toy!

Step 5: How to Use Them

To use them simply hold the center of the string and lift one of the tennis balls allowing it to bounce off the other. When it bounces off, lift/jerk the string to separate the tennis balls and give it lift. Once you've gotten good at it move your hand up and down to make a 180 degree.

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    2 Discussions

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    mikeasaurus
    mikeasaurus

    8 years ago on Introduction

    These are fun, but I've only ever seen them made with rigid cables and a central column. Do you have a video showing how you use yours?