DIY Puzzle / Magic Spring




In this instructable, I will show you how to create a nifty little puzzle for a few dollars, that you can then share.

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Step 1: Material

You will need:

  • Some hair curlers... those spiky cylinders that they use at the women's hairdresser for perms.
    That is where you get the spring from
  • Some key rings...
    Pick a ring that is just a few millimeters larger than the cylinders.

I got the whole lot for 4$ at the dollar store and I was able to make a puzzle for each members of my family as an extra with each gift last christmas.

Step 2: Making

  • Take the curler apart
  • Compress the spring so it is slightly more compact.
    You may have to adjust the size a little bit.

That's it. you now have a puzzle to impress your friends.

Watch the video on how to make it, and how to execute the trick!

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    2 years ago

    Simple and effective. Love it!