This instructable will show you how to make a paper slinky. A slinky spring is a spring like toy that moves as you pull it along. It is a fun way to pass time on long car journeys to even at home on the bed. The slinky spring was originally from Philadelphia. It is a childhood toy of mine and I still use it today!
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Step 1: Get Resources
Get some paper, this can be normal A4 pieces of paper for a snowy white look. Or to make it more interesting you can use coloured A4 sheets and customise it by yourself.
You will need scissors to cut the sections of the slinky.
You will finally need alot of patience. This can be a long process however the final product is amazing.
Step 2: Cutting the Pieces
The pieces are quite small and they should be fine to cut.
They are 8cm by 8cm squares:
Step 3: Preparing the Main Folding Lines
Crease a side of the paper in half.
Crease the side again to make a small crease at the quarter line
Open the paper up and then fold the paper from the top to the line that was last creased to make a third fold.
Open the paper up again and it should have one straight line near the top.
If you would like this stage can be skipped if the document was printed and then you would use the mini black crease line instead.
Step 4: Final Preparations of the Paper Pieces
Fold the paper in half perpendicular to how you have just done it.
Fold the paper from both sides to meet the middle
Fold the paper in half again.
Fold the paper diagonally to make a right angle fold.
Preparations are over...
Step 5: Joining the Pieces
As you look at 1 end of the piece, you should see a W shape as you expand the side. On the other you will see a V shape. So what you need to do is push the V into the W. As shown in the pictures.
Step 6: The Final Product
This is the final slinky and you can play around with it as shown in the video. The best thing is to push it down the stairs...
Step 7: Thank You So Much!
Thank you so much, I hope you had fun making this instructable and I hope you will all vote for me...
Once again, thank you...
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