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!)
- 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
- pointy-tipped scissors
- hot glue gun
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Cut a 12 cm (4.5 in) long piece of skewer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Peel the backing off the double-sided tape and stick that side to the top of the plastic circle.
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.
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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