Make a Nice and Cheap Paperclip Top

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This instructable shows how to make a top with a paperclip easy to make and really cheap

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Step 1: Materials

This is my first instructable so i hope you like it

The materials:
1 big paperclip (I strongly recomend use colred ones they look nicer)

Tools:
1 permanent marker or sharpie
Long nose pliers
Something to make the paperclip round (i used a wide and broad marker)

Step 2: "Unroll " the Paper Clip

make the paperclip as flat as possible

Step 3: Center the Clip in the "rounding Thing"

hold by the center and with one of your fingers th paperclip in the thing you chose to make it round

Step 4: Bend It in a U-shape

The ends of the paperclip MUST be equal

Step 5: Twist It Until It Forms a Cricle

They will form a circle Or maybe A ohm sign

hold it until the next step

Step 6: Mark the Center

use the Permanent marker for this step

Step 7: Hold With the Pliers the Point You Marked in the Last Step

The images are blurry , but you can see the pliers holding the marked point

Step 8: Now Bed the Extra Part to Thecenter of Paperclip

using other pair of pliers or your fingers

Step 9: Twist the Ends of the Paperclip

twist the down part up And the up part down

Step 10: Bend the Ends of the Clip Up and Down So Both Will Form a "L" Shape

use the pliers for this step

Step 11: Congratulations

now You've finished your top , now make lots of them and play with your friends or $ale them so you can make business with almost nothing

Thanks for choosing my instructable

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Step 12: Twist the Ends of the Paperclip

twist the down part up And the up part down

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    31 Discussions

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    122717

    6 years ago

    Cool!

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    punkrules

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is a cool instructable but your pictures are blurry which means i can't get the full idea of how the paperclips are to look like. i tried just now to make the top and it came out all messed up cause i don't know exactly what to do. it's a bit confusing. can you post clearer pictures?

    is this the one on kipkay? if it is then it is the only instrctions that ive found

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    geeklord

    10 years ago on Introduction

    any1 know how to make one of those tops that spins on top of an electromagnet or somethin and will spin for just about ever?

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    i made ones like these before i saw this instructable on school when i was bored (happens a lot during school) and evry one liked them!