Intro: Cubicle Defence: News Paper Nunchucks!
So you're sitting in your cubicle, eating some donuts when that really annoying colleague of yours comes by to snatch one of them. Then you think: "What do I do? Those are my donuts!" But luckily you have you "Newspapers Nunchucks!" With a few accurate blows to the head and hands, the assailant flees in fear of your superior (yet non-lethal) weaponry! This is just one of the many uses Newspaper Nunchucks can have. So arm yourself today and make a pair using materials that are easily found in any office!
Step 1: Materials
Materials for the Newspaper Nunchucks are readily available in any office, home or class room and are very cheap if you need to buy them.
Newspaper or any other object that can be rolled up to create a cylinder( i.e. scrap paper, paper towel cardboard centers, magazines)
Tape ( masking tape or clear scotch tape work and duct tape is an added bonus if you have it available)
Paper clips or string
Step 2: Putting Everything Together
Roll up your newspaper (or other materials) lengthwise to form two long cylinders that are separate from each other. Don't make them too thick but don't make them too skinny either. They should feel comfortable when you hold them. Also, make sure that they aren't too squishy. They should be nice and firm but shouldn't be as solid as a rock.
Next tape them all up nice and secure. It is up to you if you want to tape the whole length of the newspaper or if you only want to tape certain areas.
After you have your taped your newspaper handles up, it is time to attach them together. Take your paper clips and make a chain (we can adjust the length later). If you are unsure of whether your paperclips will hold or not, either tape up all the ends of the paperclips or twist the ends around one of the middle wires. The chain shouldn't be very long. On most nunchucks, if you are holding the handles parallel to each other, you should only be able to fit one or two fingers in between them. So with your newspaper nunchucks, hold them up, measure one or two fingers widths between them and attach your chain at the top accordingly.
To attach the chain at the top, either:
1. Make a loop of tape that goes above the top of the nunchucks and thread it through the end of the paper clip chain. Use lots of tape!
2. Keep one extra paper clip on each end of the chain and push those paper clips down into the center of your handles and tape well.
To attach them with string, you could use the second method above but substitute string for the chain, or you could just find a way to tape the string securely and effectively to the tops of the nunchucks.
Step 3: Kick Some Butt!!!!
Now that you have finished making your Newspaper Nunchucks, you will be one of the most respected people at your office! NOTICE: I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES THAT THESE NUNCHUCKS MAY CAUSE. USE THEM RESPONSIBLY!! And have fun!
(Just a side note, your nunchucks may need frequent repair of the chain and loop area, if they do, just re-tape)