Introduction: Mini-Bungees

About: I just really like to make things.

Ever need a very short bungee cord?

Have a few rubber bands and some paper clips?

Like to compete with yourself?

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Gather your materials:
  • 1 or 2 rubber bands
  • 2 paper clips
  • Stopwatch to beat your previous record

I used a needle nose pliers to bend the paper clips, but your hands would work equally well.

63.2 seconds

Step 2: Bend and Finish

Cut and bend the paper clips to your desired hook length.

I used needle nose pliers to tightly wind the paper clips around themselves, if your needle nose pliers are out for resharpening then just use your hands.

Loop the rubber band(s) around the hoops you made and you are done.

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    4 Discussions


    10 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    bravo mate, bravo!
    this thing is AWESOME
    Ive been looking for something to do with my rubber bands - too many of them

    A very good idea. I tried it yesterday evening, but have one comment: I braided the elastic bands - it was much stronger, as tested by using various weights with the finished product. Of course, this made the bungee a bit shorter. Thanks for the tip.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    These are pretty cool I will make some for a mini Slingshot im building