Fish Food Popper!

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In this Instructable I'll show you how to make an April fools prank that will be sure to startle anyone, So let's begin!

The end effect should be this:

Step 1: Gather the Supply's

Here's a list of the supply's you need:

A spool of thread

A marker

Rubber bands(have some back up at hand)

Wood dowel(if you don't have this you can use a Popsicle stick)

Duct tape

And an empty fish food container.

Step 2: Clean the Container

The lid should just pop off, so once that's done, clean it by rinsing it  under some water, keep in mind the material of the container the sides on this one are cardboard so i just did a light rinse, after that your ready to move on to step 3!

Step 3: Making the Spring

For the launching mechanism I decided  to use a rubber band held by pieces duct tape. So I started by cutting 2 small pieces of tape and then I attached them to the ends of the band. It should look like this when finished.

Step 4: Attaching the Spring

Now put the band in the container, it's should be placed about half way in.

Step 5: Prepare the Stick

I measured the can and it was around 4 inches, so I cut the thread 9 inches, doubling it, plus adding an extra inch for securing it down, then I put a piece of tape on both ends, putting the tape about half an inch on the thread securing one end on the stick and the other on to the bottom of the can, and make sure to secure it tightly so it doesn't poke anyone's eye out, also remember to cover other end of the stick, then you can customize it with a personal message!

Step 6: Load the Can

Now all you have to do is place the stick onto the rubber band and close it with the end of stick facing the opening of the lid!

Have fun and enjoy!



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    LOL that's funny! I too thought of the snakes in the peanut can, but who expect something like this to happen with fish food! Well done!

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    This looks like a cheeper/simpler alternative of the ol' spring-loaded-peanut-butter-jar. BOING!