Popsicle Stick Swiss Army Knife Prop




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Swiss Army Knife made out of popsicle sticks!

This is a Swiss Army Knife prop that YOU can make using only a couple of popsicle sticks (tounge depressor type).

NOTE: I do not know how to make the blades stop when fully extended. You can turn them until they hit the other side of the stopper. I did not have a Swiss Army Knife available while making this Instructable.

Please post a solution if you can.


You will need:

 - 6 popsicle sticks (wide type)

 - Superglue

 - Drill

 - Jigsaw (optional)

 - 1/2cm drill bit

 - Sandpaper 150 grit and 280 grit

 - Pen or marker

This is not a Step-by-step Instructable, so I'm hoping you understand the process from the image notes.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    OK, after I drew that up, I had to try it. So since I had some popsicle sticks lying around, I grabbed one and this is what I got.
    1. Just like the picture, there is a notch on the same side as side C. Sides A and C are roughly the same length, and B actually came out pretty even too.
    2. I found that it was easier to leave side A rather long, then drill the hole out, and then shorten it to match C.
    3. The dotted line is just where I tapered the blade, and I colored in the notch for the thumb to pull out the blade. The other notch...I'm not really sure why that's there, maybe aesthetics? I was going off of my little Swiss Army blade.
    Again, this is just a rough work up of what I drew last night. I just wanted to make sure that it was possible. Good luck on version 2!
    3 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    can you please look at my tutorial


    7 years ago on Introduction

    So, from what I gather from looking at my knife and opening and closing it, this is how you make the blades stop when opening them.

    I apologize for the crudeness and poor handwriting...

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not a problem. I wasn't sure if you'd had a reply yet, and I knew from watching shows like "How It's Made", the mechanics of it. But I had to see it in action by opening and closing my knife before I felt like I could even try to articulate it. I hope it helps!


    2 years ago

    I have to try this soon.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    you know you can break an actual knife and drill a hole and replace the traditional wood right?

    but be careful when breaking the knife

    use the small ones on not the bud bread knife or something like that


    7 years ago on Introduction

    brilliant instructable, I love it and are probably going to make one.
    well done and I really hope you win a prize. with you all the way.