Stick Stickers on the Ceiling!

Troublemakers, you've come to the right place! This instructable is on how to make a flying stick toy that sticks stickers on the ceiling! (Hey, we've got some alliteration here!)

Supplies:

Materials

  • thin plastic container (such as strawberry/blueberry containers, packaging, etc.)
  • bamboo skewer
  • a piece of thin foam
  • double-sided tape
  • masking tape
  • really sticky stickers or tape

Tools

  • pointy-tipped scissors
  • hot glue gun

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Step 1:

Cut a 12 cm (4.5 in) long piece of skewer.

Step 2:

Cut a 2.5 x 13 cm (1 x 5.1 in) rectangle from the thin plastic. Make a hole in the centre that just fits the skewer.

Step 3:

0.5 cm (0.25 in) from the centre hole, bend the rectangle up along a slanted line. Bend the other side of the rectangle up as well, keeping the bend parallel to the first. This is the propellor blade.

Step 4:

On another piece of thin plastic, make another hole that just fits the skewer through it. Cut around the hole to get a 1.5 cm (0.6 in) diameter circle.

Step 5:

Secure the propellor blade 3 cm (1.2 in) down the skewer with hot glue. Then, hot glue the circle piece at the very top of the skewer.

Step 6:

Cut a 1.5 cm (0.6 in) diameter circle from the thin foam. Cover one side of the circle with double-sided tape. Cover the other side with masking tape. Then, cut a small strip of masking tape, loop the tape into a circle, and then flatten it onto the masking tape side of the foam circle (this creates a square of "double-sided" tape).

Step 7:

Peel the backing off the double-sided tape and stick that side to the top of the plastic circle.

Step 8:

Rub a bit of dust onto the square of masking tape. Then, cut some pieces of tape or get some sticky stickers and press the non-sticky side to the square of masking tape, leaving the sticky side exposed.

Step 9:

Above are photos of the tape that I stuck to the ceiling using this device. ;) To launch the device, hold the stick between your palms, slide your hands apart to spin the stick, and release! Make sure you spin it in the right direction: the raised edge of the blade should be in front of the lowered edge in the direction that it is spinning. Have fun causing mischief! You can also tape a target to the roof and try to score bull's eyes!

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